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Re.source: HMCT Educational Resources
Thu, Sep 13, 2018 – Fri, Sep 13, 2019
Thu, Sep 13, 2018 – Fri, Sep 13, 2019

Re.source: FEMINAE
FEMINAE: Typographic Voices of Women by Women, an exhibition of posters created over the past fifty years and curated from the archives of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, presented an opportunity to examine the work of several women artists and art collectives that addressed issues including voting rights, violence against women, gender inequality, and more; spanning international, cross-cultural, and socioeconomic borders.

As reflected in the artists’ and curators’ essays included in this catalog of the exhibition, some of the work stems from personal experiences, while others are inspired by experiences that are more universally shared by all women. Included are iconic works by such artists as Barbara Kruger, Sister Corita Kent, and the Guerrilla Girls. The book was edited by Gloria Kondrup, Executive Director of the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography; with essays by: Carol Wells, Linda Lucero, Jacinta Bunnell, Linda Kiveu, Wendy Murray, and Gloria Kondrup.

FEMINAE is available print-on-demand at: store.bookbaby.com/book/Feminae

Re.source: “nice”
“nice” is the catalogue for the namesake exhibition curated by Lucienne Roberts and hosted by the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT) in Pasadena, California. It documents the research, concept development, curation, and final outcome of the exhibition, and was co-authored by Roberts and the 2018 HMCT Fellow Lavinia Lascaris.

For the exhibition, Roberts used a poster with the following provocation: “Slogans in nice typefaces won’t save the human races.” The poster appeared on UK city streets in late 2017 via flyingleaps, an artists’ street project founded by Adrian Burnham, whose particular interest is visual activism in urban environments. It was created by British artist and graphic designer Tim Fishlock, working under his alter ego Oddly Head. The bold graphic slogan was a response to what he calls ‘an epoch of demagoguery and debacle’ and was popular across social media. Relevant to the UK and USA, if not the whole world, the message of this poster is apocalyptic—the human race needs to be rescued. Furthermore, it warns of the dangers when meaning and aesthetics become disassociated and designers design primarily for themselves.

“nice” is available print-on-demand at: store.bookbaby.com/book/Nice1

Re.source: History of Typography & Letterform
Launch date: November 2018

Re.source: Design Atlas website
Launch date: November 2018

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