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Cover: ‘Cuban Bull’, Design by HDR Visual Communication

Jacket: ‘Hinting’, Design by HDR Visual Communication

Contents

Books Ian McLaren & Veronika Reichert
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Illustrated review of Reading Letters, designing for legibility by Sofie Beier. Published by BIS Publishers, Amsterdam. Also a selection of inspiring design books by various authors and publishers.

Ian McLaren & Veronika Reichert

Matthew Carter: Tension and Typography, part 2 Margaret Re
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The second article discusses Carter’s development as a type designer. His work with Mike Parker at Linotype US, Walter Tracy in the UK and his design commission of Bell Centennial for AT&T.

Margaret Re

Cuba Si, Movies See Steven Heller
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Handmade silkscreen printed Cuban film posters defying the country’s usual censorship. Their distinct graphic language could be categorized as ‘Revolutionary Cuban Style’.

Steven Heller

Letter and symbol misrecognition in highly legible typefaces for general, children, dyslexic, visually impaired and ageing readers Thomas Bohm
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Incorrect recognition of a letter or symbol can be encountered in a number of different ways. Be it an unclear typeface, reading a book, a road sign, medical information or information displayed in an aircraft. Which letters and symbols are the most problematic and how are they to be designed for maximum recognition clarity?

Thomas Bohm

ultradisunbelievability, Paul Davis Geoffrey Grandfield
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The fear of enclosure, predictability and of being pigeon-holed has led Davis to look for opportunities to set the questions and not just provide the pre-described answers.

Geoffrey Grandfield

Hint Ivan Chermayeff
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No numbers, no lowercases! A typeface designed essentially as a square, with only hints for counters and corners – ideally to be arranged on a grid.

Ivan Chermayeff

Graphic Design, San José State University: California dream that shines out of cultural mosaics of Pacific Rim Chang Sik Kim
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San José State University’s Graphic Design Program has been an integral part of Northern California Public University’s design education since the 1960’s. The program’s mission is to provide balanced educational resources and activities for scholarly, professional, and critical research in visual communication design.

Chang Sik Kim