Circular is the members magazine of The Typographic Circle, the non-profit, all-volunteer organisation for anyone with an interest in type and typography. Designed by Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa and Jeremy Kunze, the latest issue of the publication, Circular 18, puts type front and center with a layout that is almost entirely typographic. Circular 18 is the tenth consecutive issue designed by Lippa and his team.
The Typographic Circle prides itself on providing a platform for a number of voices, and is known for its series of diverse monthly lectures by leading industry figures, as well as the London presentation of the annual New York Type Directors Club exhibition. Speakers at Circle events have included Trevor Beattie, Stefan Sagmeister, Ken Garland, Jonathan Barnborook, Anthony Burrill, Rick Poynor and Sir John Hegarty, among others. Lippa has had a long-standing relationship with the organisation, having served on the committee for many years and also as its Chair.
These many different voices come into play in the new Circular. Each edition of Circular is individually designed, giving Lippa and his designers an opportunity to explore different typographic solutions. The previous issue, Circular 17 (from 2011), was completely visual. For the new issue, Lippa wanted to create a design that was predominantly typographic. Titled “Words & Images,” the new issue features a series of interviews with previous guest speakers conducted by Lippa himself, as well as other members of the Circle executive committee, including current chairperson Alan Dye of NB Studio, Louise Sloper and Val Kildea.
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For this year the AGI Congress‘ special project focused on the quintessentially British past time of drinking tea, an appropriate brief given the theme of the Congress was dialogue. Much like the annual meeting of the AGI Congress, drinking tea is eagerly anticipated, a communal gathering for friends to share ideas and inspirations.
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Designing the award-winning Circular magazine has been Domenic Lippa’s ‘labour of love’ since 1999, combining his interests in typography and editorial design. Each issue is designed from scratch and is totally unique.
Circular magazine is a publication of the Typographic Circle, a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. It was formed in 1976 to bring together anyone with an interest in type and typography and has since attracted some of the most highly acclaimed names in graphic design including Vince Frost, Stefan Sagmeister, Alan Fletcher, North, Tom Hingston and Spin.
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For the seventh year running, Domenic Lippa and his team have designed the visual identity and promotional materials for London Design Festival, one of the biggest events in the design world. Running from 14th-22nd September across London with the V&A as its hub, the Festival will feature exhibitions, talks and workshops about design.
Lippa executed this year’s theme, ‘Design is Everywhere,’ by using the words ‘Here’ ‘There’ and ‘Everywhere’ as a central focus of the design. As with his other London Design Festival identities, red and white were the only colours used.
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