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Neville Brody

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The Institute for the Study of Typography and Visual Communication in collaboration with the Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art and the Graphic Communication Program of the Department of Design and Multimedia of the University of Nicosia organise the 6th International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication (ICTVC) in Thessaloniki, 5-9 July 2016, with the theme "Discussing priorities | Developing a field"(www.ictvc.org/2016/el/). As part of the events and activities of the Conference we can distinguish between the lectures the closing speech by one of the leading professionals of our times, Neville Brody.
Neville Brody is the Dean of the School of Communication of the Royal College of Art and one of the most famous graphic designers of his generation. Leading contemporary typographer and art director, Neville Brody, also excels in corporate strategic design. He is the founder of creative Bureau "Brody Associates" and cemented his reputation …

Συνέντευξη | Αγγελική Αθανασιάδη 15.02.2016

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Συνέντευξη της Αγγελικής Αθανασιάδη στην Melissa HekkersCyprus Mail, 15 Φεβρουαρίου 2016


Graphic Stories Cyprus #2

Μ: Λαμβάνοντας υπόψιν ότι οι πρωτοβουλίες του Graphic Stories Cyprus ασχολούνται εις βάθος με τις σύγχρονες γραφικές τέχνες, πόσο σημαντικό θεωρείται το να έχει κάποιος επίγνωση της οπτικής επικοινωνίας;

Α: Αν η δεκαετία του '90 ήταν η δεκαετία της επανάστασης της εικόνας, η σύγχρονη εποχή αποτελεί την περίοδο της ωριμότητας και παράλληλα της αποθέωσης της. Τα εργαλεία που η τεχνολογία παρέχει σήμερα, το διαδίκτυο, τα μέσα κοινωνικής δικτύωσης και ο τρόπος που αυτά τίθενται σε χρήση, καταδεικνύουν με τον πιο προφανή τρόπο το πόσο σημαντικό είναι να έχει κάποιος επίγνωση του τι είναι οπτική επικοινωνία. Το Graphic Stories Cyprus μέσα από τις πρωτοβουλίες που αναλαμβάνει και υλοποιεί δεν στοχεύει απλά σε μια κριτική θεώρηση των σύγχρονων γραφικών τεχνών αλλά και στην ανάδειξη της αξίας της οπτικής επικοινωνίας σήμερα και στο μέλλον. Μία πληθώρα νέων τάσεων, μορφώ…

Serif vs Sans-Serif

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Adrian Frutiger was a Swiss font designer that influenced the design of fonts for more than half a century. He passed away in September 2015. During his long career, which already had began in the 1950s, he worked initially for letterpress printing and phototypesetting machines, while later he easily passed in the era of digital typesetting. Some of the most famous and recognisable font families he created are Univers, Frutiger and Avenir. These three families constitute a milestone for the sans-serif type of fonts, which extend to all the three main categories of these font types, Neogrotesque,Humanist and Geometric. Frutiger characterised his involvement with sans-serif as "the main work of his life ", perhaps partially due to the difficulty in design compared to the serif fonts.

The most distinctive difference between the two kinds of fonts, serif and sans-serif, is that the former have serifs, while the later do not. This difference is responsible for another of the m…