Martina Plantijn is a better Plantin

Named after an indomitable 17th century businesswoman, author, and head of the largest printing business in the world, Martina Plantijn is the newest typeface released from our Friends over at […]

9 months ago by

TDC Aotearoa: The World’s Best Typography exhibited in Tāmaki Makaurau

Creative agency Osborne Shiwan is bringing TDC to Tāmaki Makaurau in 2023. The annual Type Directors Club awards recognises design excellence and typographic innovation, with the exhibition travelling to cities […]

12 months ago by

Fresh From The Field — Arka Modular – By Curious

Fresh from the Field is a weekly article series sharing the fresh and inspiring work of our Design Assembly community. Balancing bold with a softer human edge, Curious take us through […]

1 year ago by

RECAP: Type as Monument Event with Alistair McCready

Last Thursday, the Society of Experiential Design (SEGD), Isthmus Group and Design Assembly teamed up to host typographer and designer Alistair McCready. He shared his reflections from his book Type […]

1 year ago by

The World's Best Typography exhibition

World’s Best Typography exhibition coming to Objectspace

This Type Directors Club project will exhibit at the gallery for three days, spearheaded by creative agency Osborne Shiwan and sponsored by Klim Type Foundry. Direct from its New York […]

2 years ago by

Fresh from the Field – ‘Performer Type’ by Kalee Jackson

Designer and international burlesque performer, Kalee Jackson chats with us about her recent creative residency project ‘Performer Type’ in which she created a typeface in response to the burlesque and […]

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field – Te Ūaka Identity by McCarthy

The Lyttelton Museum’s new name and brand come to life in a multitude of combinations, made up mostly of black and white shapes that hark back to nautical flags. Brought […]

2 years ago by

Fresh From The Field – Venues Otautahi by McCarthy

We get great insight into McCarthy’s process for designing a brand in their project for Venues Ōtautahi – a mix of striking photography, bold colours and expressive illustration styles gives […]

3 years ago by

Aa–Z! : a typographic installation [analogue/digital/object]

Aa–Z! : a typographic installation [analogue/digital/object] at twentysix on Constable Street is a typography project by third-year Tātai Momotuhi / Typography sudents in Communication Design at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. Consisting […]

3 years ago by

Fresh From The Field – Epicene by Klim Type Foundry

Epicene is a new Baroque-inspired serif typeface collection from the Klim Type Foundry. Taking around a decade to come into creation, the Epicene Collection is an experiment in modernising Baroque letterforms. […]

3 years ago by

Fresh From The Field – The Art of Letters by Kris Sowersby

Be in to win a free copy of The Art of Letters! Simply tell us what custom typeface was used to typeset the book, then email janelle@designassembly.org.nz with the subject […]

3 years ago by

BJ Ball Student Design Competition

BJ Ball Papers dedicated to celebrating graphic design in print right here in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The BJ Ball Student Design Contest is back again – it’s an opportunity for Aotearoa Graphic Design […]

3 years ago by

Fresh from the Field – Articulate Sans Typefafe and Specimen Book, Milk

Designed by Milk Design Agency Articulate Sans is a legibility enhanced typeface for people with low vision. The type specimen showcases the construction, character and effect of the typeface. The […]

3 years ago by

Fresh from the Field — Godavari Diamonds, Osborne Shiwan

Aotearoa Design Studios have a global reputation for ingenuity in our craft. Osborne Shiwan represents the Nation and delivers at the highest level, recently recognised as worldwide leaders in design […]

3 years ago by

Fresh from the Field — Imagine What’s Possible by Onfire

With a practice focused on Fast-moving consumer goods, Onfire is undoubtedly a leader in the market. They have a rigorous understanding of the competitive retail sales environment and ensure brands […]

3 years ago by

Getting Under The Hood With… Alistair McCready

Our next Under the Hood is fast approaching on Thursday 28 January 2021. Get Tickets here! Thanks to our event partners Adobe, you are invited to join us online as […]

3 years ago by

Design & Books… Nature—Stilled

This is the first in a new series of articles looking at book design and books on design. We begin with Nature — Stilled a Te Papa press title designed […]

3 years ago by

Fresh From The Field — Signifier by Klim

This Fresh from the Field features Signifier, a new font designed by Klim Type Foundry’s Kris Sowersby, that intersects the design territory of 17th-century typefaces with digital rebellion and a […]

4 years ago by

A novel – typewritten drawing wins the 2020 Parkin Drawing Prize

Typography often straddles both art and design. This years parkin prize winner is a beautiful example of text glyphs being used for illustrative means, as delicate typewritten strokes weave together […]

4 years ago by

The TDC65 exhibition is coming to Aotearoa

The Type Directors Club is pleased to announce that its “World’s Best Typography” exhibition is coming to Auckland, New Zealand for the second time, courtesy of award-winning creative agency Osborne […]

4 years ago by

5 minutes with… Kris & Jess Sowersby of Klim

It has been a massive couple of months for Klim Type Foundry who unveiled an incredible new website, to coincide with the release of an extensive new type family Söhne, […]

4 years ago by

Women in Design — Kate Hursthouse, Freelance Designer, Author & Calligrapher

In this series, we celebrate Women in Design as they share their work, processes, their day-to-day routines, diverse career pathways, and how they achieve balance. Today we hear from Freelance […]

4 years ago by

Field Guide — Typographic Anatomy

There is plenty of Jargon (and way too many rules!) in typography which can be overwhelming when just starting out in design. You don’t need to be a specialist to […]

5 years ago by

5 minutes with… Nick Kapica

We chatted with Nick Kapica, Principal at Isthmus Group ltd, about working at the interface between visual and urban design. What is your background and how did you get into […]

5 years ago by

Recto Verso: Ella Sutherland 10 Aug–6 Oct 2019

Ella Sutherland is a Sydney-based, New Zealand artist and graphic designer, with an upcoming exhibition Recto Verso at Objectspace which examines how text and image are used to transmit information […]

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