Out 'n' about — 10.27.17

ASU 10th Annual Poster Show
ASU 10th Annual Poster Show
ASU 10th Annual Poster Show

ASU 10th Annual Poster Show
October 26, 2017
Arizona State University

The Arizona State University Visual Communications Design students, invited typotherapy to take part in their 10th annual poster show. The fundraiser event is held for one special night, where posters by renowned graphic design professionals from across the globe, are displayed and auctioned to the public.

50 Years of Helvetica was our poster contribution for the show. We were very happy to be a part of the event.


Images Courtesy of ASU

Out 'n' about — 10.26.17

Design Mexico The Great Hall, Toronto
Guest Speaker, Sebastian Padilla

Design Mexico
October 25, 2017
The Great Hall, Toronto

Design Mexico is another great event sponsored by the ADCC, held at the historic Great Hall and featured one of Anagrama’s founding partners, Sebastian Padilla. Sebastian initiated his talk by illustrating how and why he chose to be a graphic designer, how he works and collaborates with others as a result to his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which is a great advantage for him and his studio.

With beer in hand, Sebastian spoke about how his experiences within the sharp contrasts of his city of Monterrey, shape his designs. At times, to show the dramatic contrast of his city, he made comments like: “Tourist don’t visit Monterrey. Monterrey holds some of the richest population of Latin America, side by side with extremely poor communities.” Influenced by this sharp contrast, his studio uses this juxtaposition as a method to create their work. For example, mixing bright colours from traditional Mexican hot candy vendors with high-end typography and European design styles. The lecture, filled with Helvetica laced slides, went on to showcase Sebastian’s many other areas of interest, intertwined with his graphic designs, — including a chain of toccoria restaurants and a film that is currently in production.

The lecture did receive some criticism from an audience member (seemingly also from Monterrey), in the Q & A portion, around Sebastian’s perceived lack of respect for his city. The questioner went on to voice her opinion that Sebastian should be respectful, and think about being a good ambassador for his city/country when touring. Although this was unusual, Sebastian noted that this is his opinion and his experience with his city.

The exhibit featured projects from participating studios and designer such as Aldo Arillo, Elle Mexico, Futura, Monumento, Orion, Óscar Estrada and Anagrama.

Miscellaneous — 06.19.17

Run Club Posters Type inspired poster designs

Run Club Posters

We recently contributed a series of poster designs for the West End YMCA. These colourful type inspired posters were positioned throughout the YMCA’s facility to help promote its long standing Run Club.

In production — 12.16.16

J—O—Y Outputting our new holiday offerings

Spreading a little J—O—Y

Our holiday offerings are in production at Flash Reproductions.

Stay tuned…

Announcements — 12.14.16

Google Design Newsletter Thankful.

Google Design Newsletter
Material Edition

typotherapy’s Thankful promo was featured in the latest Google Design Newsletter.

Google wrote: As inspiration for your own end-of-year client thank you notes, take a look at this custom typeface by Noël Nanton of typotherapy. Delivered as a set, each card contains…

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Out 'n' about — 11.30.16

Design New York Berkeley Church, Toronto
Guest Speaker, Paula Scher

Design New York
November 30, 2016
Berkeley Church, Toronto

To complete the series of Design Barcelona and Design London, Design New York featuring Paula Scher did not disappoint. Situated in an old church converted into a nightclub, the event showcased carefully selected work from six New York based studios, chosen by Paula Scher.

As one of the founders of Pentagram, Paula Scher took us on a journey through her current design and typographic projects, to her personal map paintings and her past work including the iconic Public Theater posters and printed materials. From the Type Directors Club typographic experiments, Parons New School modular identities, to the redesign of Canada’s Heart and Stroke foundation, the presentation was unbelievably inspiring by such a humbling yet iconic designer.

Some of her most memorable messages revolved around the fact that we now have all the new tools to work with (including print, motion, interactive) and we can now get back to just designing. And when developing an identity, it needs to take time to resonate once it is released. Identities shouldn’t be judged at first glance (in response to online critiques). Often the identity process evolves the client, understanding the audience and community. This plays an enormous roll with the outcome of the final product.

The exhibit was just as exhilarating and featured projects from participating studios and designer such as Chip Kidd, Office of Paul Sahre, Sagmeister & Walsh, Doyle Partners, karlssonwilker and Pentagram. The caliber of work was impressive.