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September 27, 2013
I couldn’t change my style, because I don’t think I have a style. What people mistake for my graphic style is actually a desire not to have a style at all. It’s just sort of a default setting of making graphic images and text. That is, I suppose, basically trying to avoid any kind of craft—and therefore any kind of style.
David Shrigley
May 12, 2013

That logotype redesign was so necessary! The Senfgurke logo was the first lettering I ever finished. We, the editorial staff of the Senfgurke comic magazine, always liked it for its smugness and the awkwardness it has, because it has a very scripty concept, but the construction is very static. But ever since it’s release on the cover of our first issue it felt not just awkward in this positive way, but also unharmonious. Imperfection is always accompanied by some charm, but learning more about type it began to feel more and more wrong. I passed threw various redesigns that became too scripty or too dynamic, so we always rejected a release.

I’m glad to announce that with the new issue no. 7, released on 10th May 2013 in Düsseldorf, we released the new logo. The capital S is less extended now and all glyphs follow the same construction rule and they are less compressed. The connections between the glyphs don’t look like they are just attached anymore. Some dynamic was needed here.

Meanwhile you can order the new issue on www.senfgurke-magazin.de or come around at the exhibition in the Frappant (Hamburg) starting on 29th June 2013 at 7 pm.

December 7, 2012
The guys from 26+zeichen.de had the idea of making a typographic Advent calendar – or as they call it: Advent characters. Each day one uploaded glyph, found or self-designed, always with a story behind it. Today I uploaded this R found in Venice. A glyph sketched by myself will follow on 18th December. See the hole collection here: 26plus-zeichen.de/tag/adventszeichen/
my uploads: R and ß

The guys from 26+zeichen.de had the idea of making a typographic Advent calendar – or as they call it: Advent characters. Each day one uploaded glyph, found or self-designed, always with a story behind it. Today I uploaded this R found in Venice. A glyph sketched by myself will follow on 18th December. See the hole collection here: 26plus-zeichen.de/tag/adventszeichen/

my uploads: R and ß

December 2, 2012
Für das Senfgurke Comicmagazin habe ich eine Weihnachtskarte illustriert (Die mit dem Bratapfel). Bis zum 31. Dezember 2012 gibt es zu jeder Heft-Bestellung auf senfgurke-magazin.de gratis alle drei Karten dazu. Das Kartenset kann aber auch für 3 Euro bestellt werden.

Für das Senfgurke Comicmagazin habe ich eine Weihnachtskarte illustriert (Die mit dem Bratapfel). Bis zum 31. Dezember 2012 gibt es zu jeder Heft-Bestellung auf senfgurke-magazin.de gratis alle drei Karten dazu. Das Kartenset kann aber auch für 3 Euro bestellt werden.

October 19, 2012
Most people have a completely wrong idea of my work. Oftentimes they come to me and ask me if I can draw a sketch for them. Simply on the fly. No, I can not! The sketch is the most difficult part of an illustration. For them you need ideas and time, here is where the most creativity is required. And that’s ultimately the real part of my work.

Sandra Juto, Berlin-based illustrator from Sweden

Source: SPIEGEL ONLINE

October 3, 2012
This image shows the frequency of letters in German text.
I was playing around, thinking about comparing the average type colors of languages and referring to this maybe finding out which language causes the highest amount of printing ink or toner. Of cause this is impossible. Too many indefinite factors influence that, but surely you can figure out the most representative value of an average. To do so I wanted to calculate with the letter frequency of the German language. Unfortunately researching in quantitative linguistics I couldn’t find any frequency analysis that differentiates upper case and lower case letters, which in German language are really important. The subject here would be character frequency and not letter frequency – but no chance. To take heart I worked out this output, so at least I have a result of my research :)

This image shows the frequency of letters in German text.

I was playing around, thinking about comparing the average type colors of languages and referring to this maybe finding out which language causes the highest amount of printing ink or toner. Of cause this is impossible. Too many indefinite factors influence that, but surely you can figure out the most representative value of an average. To do so I wanted to calculate with the letter frequency of the German language. Unfortunately researching in quantitative linguistics I couldn’t find any frequency analysis that differentiates upper case and lower case letters, which in German language are really important. The subject here would be character frequency and not letter frequency – but no chance. To take heart I worked out this output, so at least I have a result of my research :)

August 31, 2012
For typographers Helvetica is a sanctuary. But when testing the reader’s cognition – and mostly they are no designers –, then Helvetica gets equated with Arial. For the eyes of a layman the difference is barely noticeable. Alas. And thereby Helvetica is disenchanted very quickly.

Henning Skibbe, designer

Source: Fontblog.de

August 30, 2012
From Saturday till Monday two friends and I participated at Ludum Dare 24. It was the 24th edition of an online-contest where people had 72 hours for programming a computer game on the same theme which this time was «Evolution». Among more than 1400 entries we made «The Darwinci Code». A little puzzle game that runs in your browser. Just follow the link, read the instructions and click on «Web» to open the game window. Don’t consider it as finalized – it’s just the product of 72 hours.
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-24/?action=preview&uid=15017

From Saturday till Monday two friends and I participated at Ludum Dare 24. It was the 24th edition of an online-contest where people had 72 hours for programming a computer game on the same theme which this time was «Evolution». Among more than 1400 entries we made «The Darwinci Code». A little puzzle game that runs in your browser. Just follow the link, read the instructions and click on «Web» to open the game window. Don’t consider it as finalized – it’s just the product of 72 hours.

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-24/?action=preview&uid=15017

July 27, 2012

Mail from Finland …

I just received »Expedition 3«, a comic by Finish comic artists Christoffer and Kaisa Leka about their journey cycling around Iceland. They are a funny couple; lucky those who have seen their speech on TYPO Berlin 2012

Here the links you need: expedition3.comfacebook.com/Expedition3absolutetruthpress.comkaisaleka.blogspot.de

July 4, 2012
A poster design for psychedelic music artist Expo 70. I made it in a workshop by dutch illustrator Zeloot (she lives in Düsseldorf) at the Swaarm Fest 2012 Illustrationfestival. All the workshop results will be exhibited at the Expo 70 concert at the filmwerkstatt (Birkenstraße 47, Düsseldorf) on 15th September 2012.
The workshop was great fun! Thanks to Zeloot and the organisators Rike and Stefhany!

A poster design for psychedelic music artist Expo 70. I made it in a workshop by dutch illustrator Zeloot (she lives in Düsseldorf) at the Swaarm Fest 2012 Illustrationfestival. All the workshop results will be exhibited at the Expo 70 concert at the filmwerkstatt (Birkenstraße 47, Düsseldorf) on 15th September 2012.

The workshop was great fun! Thanks to Zeloot and the organisators Rike and Stefhany!