This year, HMCT partnered with Google to sponsor a brief for this prestigious international contest based in London. Our brief, Typographic Notes: The Empowerment of Music, challenged design students to find a genre, song or musical movement that best represents a cause and use typography to bring it to life. Our brief garnered almost 22,000 downloads in 119 countries; and we were number one in entry submissions. HMCT also provided one of the judges, ArtCenter Professor of Graphic Design Ty Drake, who judged the work remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
HMCT was awarded the following for our 2019-20 exhibitions and catalogs: Type Directors ClubProject: Plan BCategory: Communication Design Communication ArtsProject: MIKE/SIERRA/TANGOCategory: Environmental Design Graphic Design USAProject: Plan BCategory: American Graphic Design Award
HMCT has a separate website devoted solely to our Archive of original and rare materials that document the history and teaching of typography, letterform, and graphic design. Be sure to re-visit often as we continually update our collection. PLEASE NOTE: We are currently unable to accommodate requests to view materials in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact Archivist Annamaria Roskewitsch if you have any questions.
I was supposed to be in Italy for a press check at this time of year until the pandemic hit. As plans everywhere have been disrupted, I thought it might be interesting to travel vicariously to Florence using pictures I have taken on previous visits, specifically to one of my favorite buildings, the city’s railway station, or stazione, Firenze Santa Maria Novella; in particular to discuss the typography of the original signage. Opened in 1935, the building is considered a masterpiece of Italian modernist architecture; it was designed by Gruppo Toscana, led by architect Giovanni Michelucci. Although approved by
It is always a pleasure to discover great work by a designer unknown to me. I recently acquired some books designed by Christian Chruxin, who was a graphic designer working in Berlin in the 1960s and later. They are classics of a particular kind of Mittel-European modernist typography that bring joy to the eyes of this type and language addict trained in England and Basel. These small (14 x 16 cm, 36 pages) letterpress-printed books were part of a series of artistic, poetic, and literary texts begun in 1959 by the Berlin publishing house Wolfgang Fietkau Verlag. We
The Leah Hoffmitz Milken Educator Fellowship program was launched by HMCT in 2019, with an international call for applications to typography educators teaching at the university level. The aim of the program was to place chosen educators in ArtCenter typography classes for one week, allowing them to experience typographic design education in the Graphic Design Department. Out of many applications received, the first chosen participant, David Wolske, visited ArtCenter in February of 2020. Below are his impressions and responses to questions about his fellowship. HMCT: Can you describe your present teaching position and classes? DW: I am an Assistant
The HMCT (South Campus) Gallery is free and open to the public. It is accessible when school is in term, seven days a week from 9 AM to 7 PM.
The Storefront Gallery, located within the Center, is also free and open to the public most weekdays from 10 AM to 4 PM. (We advise you to call ahead to make sure the Storefront Gallery is open, 626-396-4343).
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