Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Typographic Research Initiative in Wolverhampton

This afternoon saw the School of Art and Design successfully hosting the latest meeting of the Typographic Research Initiative. Today's symposium and addressed by 3 speakers, graphic designer Louise Carrier (, Graphic Communication Subject Leader, Jeff Leak and Senior Lecturer and graphic designer, Jessica Glaser. 

3 fascinating talks prompted plenty of discussion and thought provoking debate. Louise Carrier (featured in the photographs shown within this post) eloquently compared the experience of reading the printed version UK newspaper the Sunday Times, with her approach to it's online counterpart.

Jeff Leak discussed and shared his extensive collection of photographs of historic painted signs form the French roadside, as well as his growing selection of faded neon signs form Hungary and beyond.

Jessica Glaser reflected upon the synchronicity of visual and verbal language, with particular reference to page layout and her own personal experience of being a designer who is also a writer.

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