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Brian Edlefson

in Benton Harbor

Creating Faces: the Design of Emoji and Language

PRESENTED ON DEC 07, 2017
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 11

Brian Edlefson is an art director, designer, and educator, helping organizations create better brand experiences for clients and customers. He has taught graphic design at the University of Notre Dame and Western Michigan University—while also managing his own design practice (named Thesis) since 2008. For the last 20+ years he has honed an understanding of typography and the design of letterforms, icons, and emoji. 

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Sign Painting: Craft or Design?

BY ALARIC GARNIER
@ VOL 9 ON AUG 01, 2013

Sign painter and typography designer Alaric Garnier discusses his research around the vernacular of lettering via the publications he's designed as well as his work on the May Gallery visual identity. He speaks about his struggle to define his work as that of craft or design, and the conclusions he's arrived at. 

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Visual Language

BY TOBIAS ZOTTER
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 27, 2014

Art director Tobias Zotter shares his views and personal experience with the relation between visual art and language. His smart and well-considered design projects are the essence of the indispensable connection between graphic elements and text. (In German)

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Personality Type

BY ROBERT BRICKELL
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 27, 2013

A light-hearted look at the human element and relationship to typography. Robert Brickell asks, "What typeface are you?"

"Presentation of the Day" on April 16, 2015.

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Petri Dish Typography

BY ORI ELISAR
@ VOL 133 ON FEB 24, 2016

“If I have one motto, it’s that you should probably try to work with unusual materials and unorthodox methods.”

In Petri Dish Typography from PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s 133rd volume, Jerusalem-based designer Ori Elisar’s presents on his award-winning Living Language project. Dealing with the evolution of the Hebrew language and letter, Ori uses scientific procedures and a live organism – the Paenibacillus vortex bacteria– as his medium. Ori will show us how biological fabrication technologies can interact with the design world.

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Typography

BY ADÁN FARÍAS
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 15, 2016

Graphic designer Adán Farías embarked himself on a mission to make an experimental alphabet in which each letter is made with the images of his own personal universe.

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The Beauty of Type and Ligatures

BY JOHN LYTTLE
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 06, 2017

His passion for digital type, elegant ligatures, and creating effective publications led John Lyttle to taking a step back down a different path.  For a change, he had a chance to take more control over the type he loves and produce it by hand.  This change of pace offered this presenter a whole new flavor of reward. 

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Our Type: the faces of, well, everything.

BY ADAM WADDINGHAM
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

Typefaces surround everything we do. The words on signs, transport, documents, and shops. They tell a story. The designs - created, influenced, or revived - are rooted in historical references and Adam Waddingham will take a whistle-stop tour through the many faces that surround us on a daily basis.

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2017 AGI Member

BY CHIA HSING HO
@ VOL 35 ON DEC 09, 2017

Born and raised in Twatutia, where modern lifestyle and history collide, Ho graduated from the College of Fine Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts, with double majors in Calligraphic Seal Carving and Modern Art. Since 2000, he has been creating artworks inspired by seal script writing as part of his experimental exhibition series, Writing Words, through observing the evolution of lines manifested by the body at different periods of time. In 2006, he established Timonium Lake. Using the lines and silhouettes of seal script calligraphy as his design methodology, he became a long-time collaborator with creators from different realms. He reinvigorates his design language by drawing upon the nutrients of folk culture and inspiration from the ever-changing trends of contemporary Asian and Taiwanese design.

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Discovering The Value of Graphic Design

BY ELMA GIAVASES
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2018

It is no easy take to create art, to somehow materialize and express the thoughts in your head. Creating art expressing the thoughts in someone ELSE's head is something else entirely. Elma Giavases' early life and subsequent travels around the globe have given her a unique perspective on design and branding, and she now brings that expertise to the Kalispell community as a graphic designer with Highline Design.

After all, "great designs delight".