Type Magazine has been a dream project for famous designer Roger Black. It has just launched. I had a chat with Roger about his new baby.
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Anyone who knows or who has worked with Roger Black knows that it is type—and, more specifically, fonts—that fascinate him beyond anything else. It is an area in which he is an expert, with the portfolio of magazine and newspaper projects to prove it.
I have known Roger for over 30 years, and have worked with him on a variety of projects and conferences, the most recent, Digital Media Challenge, at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, where we both serve on the Poynter Foundation board.
That is why I know that Type’s launch is an important moment for Roger, who serves as editor.
“It’s a real startup,” he tells me, and emphasizes “and a non-profit. Legally a non-profit!”.
Type is for graphic designers really interested in type design and typography. Both digital and desktop. “There really is no publication specifically aimed at typography, although there are few type design blogs, and of course several sites and magazines that cover type along with a range of design,” Roger says.
Roger explains that right now there is a boom in type, caused by a number of factors which Type articles plan to take a close look at: branding, globalization, and the creation of new digital type capabilities and the tools to design them.
“Part of what makes TYPE unique is that we are completely independent of any foundry, organization, conference, or school. This independence means that we can write about type and design without any conflicts of interest or need to lean towards a specific line of thought,” Doug writes.
Type will launch its first printed issue in the Spring.
For those who like to get into the history of newspapers, and, particularly, The New York Times, will love to take a tour of front pages here:
I will be speaking at these three events in the weeks ahead:
WAN-IFRA Middle East Conference 2017
United Arab Emirates
My topic will be about the importance of Sponsored Content, with emphasis on the recent launch of the Gulf News‘ REACH by Gulf News project.
Mario García will talk about Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age. He will discuss the state of the media today, with emphasis on how we tell stories visually on mobile devices, the role of print and the importance of email newsletters and sponsored content to find new ways of promoting content and monetizing your operation.
For more information: https://events.wan-ifra.org/events/wan-ifra-middle-east-conference-2017
I will be one of the speakers/panelists in this conference, a full day of interactive analysis of how information and communication technologies—specifically, mobile media—affect Latin American and Caribbean societies. How are mobile media bridging divides? Is that bridge strengthening democracy, social mobility, and economic equality and supporting growth and development? How has innovation changed the newsroom and news media landscape in Latin America and the Caribbean? What is being done to support enhanced journalistic coverage of our hemisphere?
VOZ Media Conference
I will be the keynote speaker for this event, my presentation titled The important role of print in the digital age. This presentation presents a state of the media today, with emphasis on how we tell stories visually on mobile devices, the role of print and the importance of email newsletters and sponsored content to find new ways of promoting content and monetizing your operation.
For more information: http://www.voez.at