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Poetic Computation //18-11-2017

Poetic Computation

Poetic Computation: Reader is an online-book by Taeyoon Choi that discusses code as a form of poetry and aesthetic while raising ethical questions associated with it. The book is based on Choi’s lectures at the School for Poetic Computation, an independent school he co-founded in New York City. The first two chapters will be published in September 2017, with the following chapters to be published over the year.

Designed by HAWRAF, Poetic Computation: Reader presents new possibilities for enhanced accessibility and legibility in web browsers. Readers can change the design elements and format parameters to create their ideal reading experience. Poetic Computation: Reader is edited by Hannah Son and includes interviews with a select group of scholars and practitioners.

Poetic Computation: Reader is a free educational product with its code published open source in the project repository. The project was initially supported by Taeyoon Choi's Artist in Residence at NEW INC. For updates on the monthly chapter releases, please sign up to Taeyoon Choi's mailing list. For press release and visual assets, please check out this link.

Taeyoon Choi and collaborators do not hold the copyright to images contained in this book except for the original images created by Choi. If there's a concern about the use of any image or citation, please contact



MARC NAGTZAAM //30-10-2017


While Marc Nagtzaam’s drawings are far from devoid of any sense of discovery, they are extremely programatic, composed of tight, deliberate gestures. Filling in all the negative fields in his drawings with graphite himself, if his mode of drawing conforms in any way to what one normally expects of the practice of drawing, it is largely in terms of time. For all their seductive systematic severity, they abundantly testify to a human presence, paradoxically conveying that despite the artist’s methodically engineered absence, he was nevertheless there.

For this exhibition Nagtzaam will show various series of work: several wall drawings depicting previously made, or yet to be realized, designs for works on paper. Next to a large selection of sketches and prints, containing the fragments he uses to construct the grid like patterns of his drawings.

Marc Nagtzaam (b. 1968) is an artist who works mainly with drawing, text, artist books and occasionally sculpture. His work has been the subject of major group and solo exhibitions such as Artist Documents, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2016), The Bottom Line, S.M.A.K., Ghent (2015), Minimal Myth at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2012), Autumn of Modernism at De Vleeshal, Middelburg (2012), and The Unknown Group at Frac Bourgogne, Dijon (2010). Recent solo exhibitions include: A Drawing Placed Between Two Objects (with a contribution by Mark Manders), ProjecteSD, Barcelona (2016), Eight Pieces for Eight Corners, Objectif Exhibitions , Antwerp (2015), Not Available, De Kabinetten van de Vleeshal, Middelburg (2014). Other institutions that have shown his work include MACBA, Barcelona (ES), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL), and MuZee, Ostend (B). In 1998 together with Roger Willems Nagtzaam published the very first book from Roma Publications, entitled SOME. Nagtzaam has been producing publications with Roma on a regular basis ever since.



Optical Effects in User Interfaces //17-09-2017

Optical Effects in User Interfaces

How to make optically balanced icons, correct shapes alignment, and perfect corner rounding. Over 50 pics included.

Our eyes are weird organs that often are telling lies to us. But if you know the peculiarities of human visual perception, you can build more approachable and clean designs. Not only do type designers utilize optical tricks for creating readable and well-balanced fonts, but it’s also helpful for interface designers, who build user-machine communication.

  • Slava Shestopalov — source.


Montvalent Festival //17-09-2017

Montvalent Festival Montvalent Festival Montvalent Festival

Identité du festival d'art contemporain de Montvalent - Par Atelier Choque le Goffsource


How to Work with Skills You Don’t Have (Yet) //17-09-2017

How to Work with Skills You Don’t Have (Yet)

Get yourself a network, baby! Nope, this is not about throwing your letterpress business cards into everybody’s faces. Even though they come with edge coloring and 460-gram cotton paper.
Instead, I write about my experience of outsourcing work in my production process, and why that takes your freelance work to another level.
1. Designers think and learn in networks — why shouldn’t they work in one?
2. Networks help you to increase the quality of the product you’re delivering.
3. Networks help you to become a more versatile designer.
4. Clients will value your network’s services.
5. As a networker, you learn to share and negotiate.
6. Great! Why haven’t I started already?



How to Write a Perfect Error Message //13-08-2017

How to Write a Perfect Error Message

Every system can’t work without errors. It can be user’s errors or system’s fails. In both cases, it’s very important to handle errors in a right way as they are crucial for a good user experience.
Here are 3 vital parts of every good error message:

  • Clear text message.
  • Right placement.
  • Good visual design.



XYZ Type - interview //31-07-2017

XYZ Type - interview

Starting Your Own Type Foundry

We talk to Jesse Ragan and Ben Kiel about starting their new type foundry XYZ Type.

Ben and Jesse both have distinguished careers working in house with the likes House Industries, Hoefler & Frere-Jones. Having found complementary skills in each other, they have now decided to take the leap and strike out on their own. We discuss their new venture, their considerations before taking the plunge and the skills it takes to start a new foundry.



To Make a Book, Walk on a Book //31-07-2017

To Make a Book, Walk on a Book

On the making “Koya Bound”: A book of photographs from the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage walk in Japan.

When making a book, I find it’s useful to walk on the book. To peek over it and look for patterns, shuffle pages, grouping and ungrouping the loose sheets. Walls work too — a book can be made on a wall. But floors are easier. And there’s something joyful about the tip-toe dance you do across a room when it is filled by a book.



Let’s talk about margins //31-07-2017

Let’s talk about margins

We’re making a book.
The margins are important.
Do you know how important?

The page is a piece of paper. It is also a visible and tangible proportion, silently sounding the thoroughbass of the book. On it lies the textblock, which must answer to the page. The two together — page and textblock — produce an antiphonal geometry. That geometry alone can bond the reader to the book.



Chartes Graphiques //30-06-2017

Chartes Graphiques

Une charte graphique est généralement définie comme un cahier des normes graphiques autour dʼune identité visuelle. Loin dʼêtre un document figé, cʼest avant tout un document de travail qui contient lʼensemble des règles fondamentales dʼutilisation des signes graphiques qui constituent lʼidentité graphique dʼune organisation, dʼun projet, dʼune entreprise, dʼun site Internet, etc.

Puisque pour apprendre, il faut aussi comprendre, jʼai accumulé au fil des années de nombreuses chartes graphiques qui me servent encore comme éléments dʼune culture de la conception. Toutes ont été trouvées sur Internet, aucune ne mʼa été confiée et nʼa, à ma connaissance, un statut confidentiel. Aujourdʼhui je partage avec vous ce répertoire de chartes graphiques afin dʼillustrer la diversité des possibles lors de la conception dʼune charte graphique. Il est là aussi pour conserver une trace des chartes quʼil mʼa été donné de voir ces dernières années.

Le projet est contributif, ouvert et très simple, nʼhésitez pas à mʼenvoyer vos liens vers des chartes afin de venir enrichir le contenu de ce site :)

Par ailleurs, je sais que le projet et le site sont vraiment perfectibles, nʼhésitez pas non plus si vous souhaitez y contribuer !

Si vous souhaitez échanger sur les réseaux sociaux, nʼhésitez pas à le faire via Twitter, Facebook ou sur Linkedin

Geoffrey Dorne / designer & fondateur de Design & Human


Forward Festival //07-06-2017

Forward Festival

Forward Festival for creativity, design and communication brings together the best international and local creative heads, who provide insights into their success stories in an exciting atmosphere.
The conference, the centerpiece of the festival is in English and accompanied by various side events, such as workshops, networking events and after parties. The festival takes place from 17 – 18 June 2017 at FREITAG F-actory in Zurich.



Html Symbols //05-06-2017

Html Symbols

HTML Punctuation Symbols, Punctuation Entities and ASCII Character Code Reference

Easily find character codes for the HTML # sign, HTML @ symbol (at symbol), HTML percent sign, HTML ampersand (& HTML code), HTML copyright symbol and HTML caret insertion point, along with regular punctuation like the question mark, exclamation point, non-breaking hyphen, non-breaking space and more.



#coffe is the color //04-06-2017

#coffe is the color

What real words are actually valid CSS HEX colors? Parsing an English dictionary for entries containing only the letters ABCDEF and limiting the result to words of exactly 6 or 3 letters length (#FFFFFF or #FFF) gives us some interesting results. Use STRICT to limit the list to 100% valid HEX words as opposed to the default output which contains 0157 disguised as OIST (limited/ intuitive 1337). This interface uses #coffee, #teases and #facade, the latter because #faeces rendered a tad too pale. You should listen to this while browsing the colors. Mouseclick copies the HEX code to clipboard.



Savate - Spécimen //10-05-2017

Savate - Spécimen Savate - Spécimen Savate - Spécimen

Savate is a typeface freely inspired by a hand-lettering found in the streets of Ivry-sur-Seine in the suburbs of Paris. Its name refers to the savate, a typically french fighting sport. Its character set is quite complete, with an italic and a wide language support.

Visuals 1• : Daniél Niederkofler
Daniél Niederkofler Graphic Design | Illustration

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Slanted - Helsinky - Interview //09-05-2017

Slanted - Helsinky - Interview

Helsinki: Video interviews

In the summer of 2016 the Slanted editors embarked on their trip to Helsinki to take a close-up look at the contemporary design scene there. What they found was a rich creative community with a deeply rooted culture – people who do much more than just love design, they live it. The list of designers Slanted met with boasts everyone from legends such as Erik Bruun to young, wild creatives who are creating exciting voices in their own right. Well known figures from Helsinki’s contemporary design scene such as Jesse Auersalo, Bond Agency, Double Happiness, GRMMXI, Helsinki Type Studio, Kokoro & Moi, Kuudes, Linda Linko, Martin Martonen, N2, Tino Nyman, Prakt Design Agency, Schick Toikka, Tsto, and Werklig allowed a glimpse into their world. Not only can you find their brilliant works in the new issue, Slanted also provides a deeper look at their opinions and views through video interviews that can be watched online on our video platform for free!


Cooper Hewit //09-05-2017

Cooper Hewit

The Cooper Hewitt typeface is a contemporary sans serif, with characters composed of modified-geometric curves and arches. Initially commissioned by Pentagram to evolve his Polaris Condensed typeface, Chester Jenkins created a new digital form to support the newly transformed museum. 
“Developing this typeface specifically for Cooper Hewitt has been enormously gratifying,” said Jenkins. “Instead of building on the Polaris structures, I drew everything from scratch, using the existing forms as a rough guide for letter widths and master-stroke thicknesses.”

The font can be downloaded free of charge for unrestricted public use under the SIL Open Font License.


Rudy Guedj //08-05-2017

Rudy Guedj

Graphic designer and illustrator based in Amsterdam. Often uses drawing as a tool to generate typographical, architectural or abstracted signs, and explore various narrative structures. Works on commissioned and autonomous projects in the range of book design, exhibition design, animation, installations.


Riot Gent //08-05-2017

Riot Gent

RIOT is a new gallery and bookshop in Ghent (Belgium) initiated by the founders of Art Paper Editions (APE) focussing on new and emerging artists.
The bookshop represents the top level of international independent art publishers: Art Paper Editions (APE), Spector Books, Roma Publications, Sternberg Press, Fw: Books, Nieves, Libraryman, Karma, 4478zine, RolloPress, Occasional Papers, Valiz, Mousse, Edition Patrick Frey, RVB books Bedford Press, Self Publish Be Happy, Dashwood books, Kodoji Press, Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite, Centerfold Editions, Dent De Leone, Inventory press, New Documents and many others. RIOT also offers a wide range of editions.
RIOT gallery is available for rent for events (parties, launches, etc.). Please request our prices by mail.


Pattern // Moiré //08-05-2017

Pattern // Moiré Pattern // Moiré Pattern // Moiré


Oripeau //08-05-2017


Oripeau : une surface d'affichage de 16200 cm² en milieu urbain.