Akitu - Inhouse
The wordmark is a typographic expression of the extreme land that shapes an exquisite Pinot noir. A strong diagonal edge between the ‘k-i-t’ letterforms creates an edge that is suggestive of both a mountain-side and the sloping terrain of the property itself.
Graphic designer Thomas Kurppa plays with the dualism between control and chaos
In 2009, Thomas co-founded Stockholm-based design agency Kurppa Hosk. We chat to him about a recent project designing the identity for the universal platform for sign language, and his experiments with typography.
Getting on Base
“Base” is a face created to become a compositional element of Milan-based designer and publisher Franco Cervi’s “own artistic output,” which is shown as a very small preview in three screen prints that can be seen here. The face currently appears in a well-designed specimen book available through his 279 Editions (email info@279Editions.com). I recently got him to talk more about typographic exploration: What was your goal in designing BASE? A minor premise is needed to answer this question…
Graphic Design Collector’s Hoard Finds a New Home at SFMOMA
“I’m a hoarder and a collector. I’ve still got about 300 of my childhood comic books. I’ve got all the issues of MAD magazine from the beginning. I have bubble gum cards and all kinds of funny pens and pencils from the '30s, ’40s, and ’50s.” —Aaron Marcus Marcus, an AIGA Fellow whose career accom