June 1, 2013

Posted In: Exhibitions

Call for Type – New Typefaces / Neue Schriften

Axia has been included in an exhibition at the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany. Under the call “Call for Type – New Typefaces / Neue Schriften”, a selection of recent type designs have been chosen to be featured in the show. “Call for Type”, was organized by the Gutenberg-Museum Mainz (Dr. Annette Ludwig) and Institute Design Lab Gutenberg / Mainz University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Dr. Isabel Naegele, Prof. Dr. Petra Eisele in collaboration with students of the communication design programme. Foto by Michael Schmitz

April 1, 2013

Posted In: Lectures

London Visits

Recent stops and talks have taken place at the University of ReadingLCC, and at the RCA. The distinguished archives and collections of the Reading Department of Typography & Graphic Communication surpassed all expectations, and, the fantastic views of London from RCA’s studio spaces are nonpareil.

March 15, 2013

Posted In: Reviews

Typographica’s Type of 2012

Florian Hardwig is in love with Axia’s ‘n’! He characterizes the arche’s zenith “refreshingly reckless”. Axia is praised for its “modernist” feel with many foreseeable applications. The accompanying Axia Stencil weights challenge analogue placements of bridges and visually play with gaps that are after all superfluous in digital type. We are simply delighted about Axia’s inclusion in Typographica’s Favorite Typefaces of 2012!

March 1, 2013

Posted In: Lectures, Workshops

Workshop at Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin, Strasbourg, France

After delivering a lecture at the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin, Sibylle Hagmann also had the pleasure of leading a workshop for the school’s Communication Graphique students at the invitation of faculty member Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié.

January 1, 2013

Posted In: Reviews

Featured on Slanted Blog

The freshly established Kontour Foundry has been featured on the blog of Slanted. Many thanks to Julia Kahl!

December 15, 2012

Posted In: Font Release

New Font Release Axia

Axia is a robust Sans Serif of concise letter forms with ten weights, published just before the end of 2012. The family’s main feature is comprised of harmonized line width of each, the Roman and Italic weights. Text set in Light or Black results in the same fit. Two Stencil Display weights with a unique aesthetic and perfect for captivating type sizes add further distinctive typographic options

December 1, 2012

Posted In: Related News

Kontour Foundry Launch

We are enormously delighted to announce the launch of Kontour Type. Our initial retail library includes three collections, AxiaElido and Odile, or close to 70 font products available for licensing and download. More type is in the works!

October 15, 2012

Posted In: Lectures, Workshops

Workshop Typoclub Bern, Switzerland

Sibylle Hagmann was invited by the Typoclub of the Bern University of the Arts to lecture and hold a workshop with students. Fellow designers and faculty members Mika Mischler, Hansjakob Fehr, and Christoph Stähli Weisbrod provided a wonderful environment to create amazing work. The last day of the workshop was further marked by the first snowfall of the season.

October 1, 2012

Posted In: Publications

Graphic Design in Context

Two publications, Typography by Denise Gonzales Crisp, and Graphic Design Theory by Meredith Davis, include work by Sibylle Hagmann. It is a great honor to have contributed a tiny little bit to these volumes.

April 15, 2012

Posted In: Exhibitions, Publications

Tokyo TDC 2012

The Tokyo TDC Exhibition 2012 displays the results of the 2012 Awards at the Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo. The Elido typeface family is included in the exhibition that shows a total of 100 selected works. The annual book Tokyo TDC, Vol. 23 presents the results of the Annual Awards and features specimens of the typeface families Elido and Axia.

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