Typographic ornaments are the jewellery of the printed world, providing flourishes over and above what is needed. Ranging from rules to borders to printers’ flowers, they are visual garnishes which do not aid the function of a printed object. Rather, they provide a stylistic treat for the eyes that run alongside a narrative.
The Little Book of Typographic Ornament is a celebration of these graphic decorations, conceived by Angus Hyland and including examples from 1700 up until present day.
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Quick Link: John Rushworth’s Identity for Great Western Railway Featured on the Monocle Minute
On 1st October Pentagram London welcomed Luke Powell and Jody Hudson-Powell as partners. To celebrate, we invited clients, collaborators and friends to meet Luke and Jody over champagne, canapés and swing music. Luke and Jody join Pentagram from Hudson-Powell, a studio that they founded in 2005. Over the past decade they have developed a varied portfolio encompassing graphic design, identity creation, creative technology and immersive experiences. Alongside his work at Hudson-Powell, Jody also held the position of Design Director at international branding agency Wolff Olins.
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Henry Ponder Goes to Cannes
Pentagram are proud to present Henry Ponder Goes to Cannes, our second short film about one of the UK’s least-known but more thoughtful poets. Here Naresh Ramchandani explains what happened after the release of the first film and why the second film was made.
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Quick Link: Design Week Covers John Rushworth’s Identity for Great Western Railway
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London is one of the most mapped cities in the world. Unpredictable and complex, its gradual growth from a collection of villages to a metropolis has been charted endlessly. As part of London Design Festival dn&co are celebrating these cartographic iterations with Co-ordinates, an exhibition of A1 prints mapping London.
Domenic Lippa and Jeremy Kunze have designed Pentagram’s contribution to the exhibition. The print hangs alongside submissions from 25 of London’s top design studios, including Bibliothèque, Hingson Studio, Poke and Spin.
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Quick Link: It’s Nice That Talk London Design Festival with Domenic Lippa