Henry Williams

Tokyo TDC Awards 2022: the winners & an exhibition not to be missed

This year’s Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2022 -the international graphic design competition focusing on the visual representation of written language through type design and typography-, attracted a total of 3,644 entries at this year’s annual competition.  1,788 creatives from Japan and 1,856 from overseas submitted their work claiming the TDC Tokyo Grand Prize trophy.Following rigorous screening by the …

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Download for free: 2022 Type Trends Lookbook, The New Normal predicts the future

What the future looks like? Answers aplenty, this year’s 2022 Type Trends Lookbook: The New Normal aims to lead designers and brands in the complexity of the historical moment we live in. The publication, a research of over 300 pages, features 140 related images and 38 matching typefaces to highlight the latest insights into the …

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Type to the rescue: Yoko Ono, Matt Willey, type.today against the war

Type can -and will- save lives.  Fifty-three years after Bed-In, Yoko Ono stages a new global intervention by pausing commercial advertisements on the world’s most prominent digital screens to share a message of peace with the global community. An invitation for the world to unite, Ono will broadcast her powerful, universal mantra IMAGINE PEACE every …

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N-E X ADG Laus Awards 2021: typography and QR codes in a ground-breaking publication inspired by On Kawara

N-E aka the Madrid-based media agency studio that is constantly evolving but never betray its focus “on contemporary visual culture through a strong base on concepts that generates their own language” developed a unique publication for ADG Laus Awards aka the flagship of one of the most active professional associations, ADG-FAD. “We developed the MagaBook …

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No More War! These are Avant Garde’s timeless antiwar winning poster designs

Created during the Vietnam War blood-soaked era, a time during which a large and probably yet not well-known number of war crimes committed by both sides including theft, arson, property destruction, rape, massacres of civilians, bombings of civilian targets, terrorism, the widespread use of torture, and the murder of prisoners of war, Herb Lubalin’s “No …

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War on war: time to revisit Seymour Chwast’s ongoing design advocacy for peace

Known for his diverse body of work, and lasting influence on American visual culture, the cofounder of the internationally recognized and critically acclaimed Push Pin Studios, Seymour Chwast has developed and refined his innovative approach to design over the course of six decades. A master of historical styles and movements, the Bronx-born Chwast “led a …

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TOPAFF 2021: the year’s 100 French music festival posters mixtape released

The TOPAFF project still goes strong! Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the 2021 ranking of the year’s 100 “most beautiful music festival posters” in France is published jointly on Gonzaï and Dure Vie and as usual the originality, the core idea, the execution of it, the poster’s actual visual impact via graphic design, illustration or type are …

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Sarofsky X Peacemaker: glam metal, neon fonts & dance to the type for James Gunn’s HBO hit series 

Writer/director James Gunn’s new “The Suicide Squad” spinoff “Peacemaker” successfully debuted on HBO Max last month, famously introducing yet another of the filmmaker’s iconic, buzz-worthy, music-driven title sequences.  In this latest pairing with the creatives and producers from one-stop cross-media production company Sarofsky, star John Cena’s Peacemaker character performs a show-stopping dance number with his co-stars, …

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