Speaking and Interviews
Before Desktop Publishing
The Democratization of Type in the Pre-digital Era Briar Levit ATypI 2016 • Warsaw, Poland Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw ASP In the pre-digital days of the 60s, 70s, and early 80s, getting type set was quite the expense. You were paying for the skills of a typesetter, as well as the materials used to print out galleys, not to mention the overhead for running a type shop! What was a small business with regular advertising needs, and little budget to do? Or what about underground publications of social movements like The Black Panther newspaper, or the Whole Earth Catalog which were running on a shoestring? Before the so-called digital revolution of desktop publishing, a smaller, albeit important democratization of design production had already occurred with a selection of affordable, commercial quality in-house typesetting methods. This talk will explore a selection of cold typesetting methods that were used by small businesses and organizations to get their messages out, despite having little-to-no budget.
Graphic Means Panel Discussion
Parkland College hosted a panel discussion about the film Graphic Means which focuses on the history of Graphic Design.
Typography Dojo: Before Desktop Publishing with Briar Levit of Graphic Means
In the cold type days of the 60s, 70s, and early 80s, getting type set was quite the expense. You were paying for the skills of a typesetter, as well as the materials used to print out galleys, not to mention the overhead for running a type shop! What was a small business with regular advertising needs and little budget to do? We'll be chatting with Briar Levit about the era before the so-called digital revolution of Desktop Publishing, a smaller — albeit important — democratization of design production had already occurred with a selection of affordable, commercial quality in-house typesetting methods. ======================== Register for upcoming Typography Dojo Sessions: https://www.crowdcast.io/typeed To learn more about TypeEd, visit our site: http://type-ed.com/ Enroll in our FREE course to learn how to Design for the Reader: https://type-ed.com/sevendays
Similarly Different: Cultures of Collaboration — Oswin Tickler & Briar Levit
Recorded during TypeCon2018: Xx in Portland, Oregon Similarly Different is an ongoing collaboration between students in the Graphic Media Design course at London College of Communication (UK) and Graphic Design course at Portland State University (here in Portland, Oregon). The project has been running since 2012/13. Each summer both sets of students come together in London, to work on briefs that explore a sense of location and cultural connection. The students work in groups and utilize the college’s workshop facilities (letterpress, screen printing). Then Similarly Different culminates in exhibitions in both London and Portland. This ongoing relationship also led to a formal student exchange program being established between the two institutions this year. This presentation will reflect on the project so far and explore how it might develop further, building new relationships with other colleges and universities, in order to learn from and influence both design and pedagogic practice, for staff and students alike.
Briar Levit ATypI 2016 interview
Briar Levit in an interview by Liron Lavi Turkenich. Filmed during ATypI conference in Warsaw, 2016. See Briar's talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZmfV5gpd3o