Typographic 71 takes as its theme the ways in which typography impacts our understanding and enjoyment of place. This edition demonstrates the versatility of type in different contexts and cultures. Author of ‘Creative Representations of Space’ (Routledge) Dr Alison Barnes writes the introduction for the journal.
Articles included in this issue:
David Quay (aka the Type Tourist) compares and contrasts the type found in London and Amsterdam.
Stephen Banham reveals the intersection between topography and typography within urban developments of Australia.
Jim Northover considers the typographic evocations of place and personal experience.
Cal Swann, an Honorary Fellow of ISTD, introduces readers to the distinctive vernacular of signs within the Australian outback.
Jared Patterson investigates what he describes as the ‘unrefined brutal honesty’ of Australian shopfront façades.
Trevor Finnegan’s documentation of the disappearing shopfront typographic culture of Irish communities is captured within an ongoing project entitled ‘Our Project’.
Andy Altmann is interviewed by Jim Northover regarding the large-scale typographic installations of Why Not Associates.
Richard Wolfströme discusses with Tony Pritchard ‘cultural place-making’ within the King’s Hill environmental design project.
Nicole Phillips highlights the ‘thoughtful typographic treatments’ of typographer (and artist) Jen Marchant.
Dong Yoon Park is interviewed by Tony Pritchard to discover current developments for typography within mixed reality settings.
This publication concludes with an appreciation of the life of Freda Sack (1951–2019) by Mike Daines FISTD, a former editor of Typographic.