With a prodigious move, Channel 4 has launched a refresh of its branding, centred around a bold dynamic and playful take on its classic logo. Featuring idents from Jonathan Glazer and two new fonts from Neville Brody, the rebranding comes ten years after Channel 4’s last refresh. Chris Bovill and John Allison, head of the channel’s in-house creative agency 4Creative (which is behind the concept for the new identity, alongside creative agency DBLG), describe the challenge of rebranding as...

As a chap who likes type, I’ve put together an ever growing collection of typography in beautiful disrepair from the back streets of Andalucia to crumbly blue Chefchaouen in Morocco via anywhere else that takes my fancy” says Stephen ONeill. “I’m always on the look out for the vernacular and spectacular, documenting beautiful old letters and signage before they disappear” writes the man whose typographic project by the name Typechap is a call for action. “Through my photographs I want to provide...

Was Nixon a President who appreciated good design and acknowledged the importance of branding? This may be the case as it was during his administration in the early ’70s when U.S. government departments were asked to raise the standard of design and communications with the National Endowment for the Arts Federal Graphics Improvement Program. Eventually NASA’s fragmented, old-fashioned visual identity was one of the first cases to be examined. “The agency approached a young, small New...

Intelligence literally means being able to understand and quickly comprehend what we see” writes Francesco Franchi in his contribution to Malofiej17 Annual Publication. “Infographics are not just a translation of what can be read to what can be seen. They help us understand, create and experience our reality. They reveal the hidden, explain the complex and illuminate the obscure. They definitely are an exercise of journalism” he adds. Typography has found a new hero in the face of this man who...

It has been a massive journey to capture and define the legacy and influence of concrete poetry on current visual poetry” says Victoria Bean & Chris McCabe. The duo have just co-edited an anthology about the rise of concrete poetry in the digital age in a book that has been released by Hayward Publishing. Featuring artists like Jenny Holzer, Cerith Wyn Evans, John Giorno, Fiona Banner, and Sam Winston with new work from original concrete artists such as Augusto de Campos, Eugen Gomringer...

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