Every now and again I meet a silent achiever who is responsible for making huge change and opportunity for creatives here in Australia (and in this, case here in Brisbane).
One silent achiever who deserves massive props is Nicole Phillips. Not only is Nicole one of Australia’s best typographers, Nicole is also a massive advocate for type designers across the globe and through her publication, Typography.Journal, is helping others experience amazing success.
If you’re looking for someone wicked to model your career after, Nicole is one hell of a mentor, and in my opinion, you couldn’t get someone better to share you work or dreams with.
Just have a look at her site and check her work out. #fivestars.
More about Typograph.Journal Vol.04
Typograph.Journal celebrates the creative process of the world’s best and brightest typographers, type designers, letterers, calligraphers, and printmakers.
Nicole Arnett Phillips, the Brisbane-based typographer behind Typograph.Journal says “Volume 04 demonstrates how great design responds to limitations of technology, while not allowing itself to be constrained by it.” Whichever technology, tool or technique you choose to work with in your creative process, volume 04 encourages you to take risks and seek the unexpected.
Nicole is currently working on a series of letterpress prints that translates letterforms between analogue and digital mediums. It was these visual experiments that sparked the content development for Typograph.Journal’s latest issue. “Volume 04 shines a spotlight on creative’s who embrace technology in their work. We investigate the space between archaic design craftsmanship and today’s digital lead practices – we also look at some fascinating projects that combine both old and new mediums.”
In recent years, the design community has re-connected with slow media. Contemporary creatives embrace letterpress, calligraphy and working with their hands. (Nicole unashamedly admits there is a large letterpress focus in this volume!) We are once again recognising the value of traditional craftsmanship and honouring simple tools and processes but we are not entirely steeped in nostalgia; designers love emerging technology too! TypographJournal volume 04 examines expressive digital mediums that reference human gestures and the human condition.
The content is not so concerned with the technicalities of the digital realm but rather the ideas that might redefine its boundaries or the way we practice and create. “The pathways we take in our creative process, and the tools we use when creating inform who we are as designers.”
The issue features a stellar line-up of design talent including The Doves Type, Craig Ward, Novo Typo, Dave Foster, Amy Papaelias, Jess Cruickshank, Kate Hursthouse, Steve Mitchell, Studio Lowbrow, Jamie Clarke and many more.
Limited to 1000 Copies Typograph.Journal is available at -http://www.typographher.com/shop/.
Every now and again I meet a silent achiever who is responsible for making huge change and opportunity for creatives here in Australia (and in this case here in Brisbane).