Type: Louise Fili, June Shin & more from Eastern USA

The typographic poster above (left) won a Gold Award in Typography3. Designed by Louise Fili, John Passafiume, and Dana Tanamachi of Louise Fili, Ltd. and Visual Arts Press, the poster was created to encourage prospective students to attend the School of Visual Arts.

Louise Fili Ltd. is a graphic design studio that offers unique and elegant solutions to all things related to food, books, and culture, including brand development for restaurants and specialty food packaging. Fili has taught and lectured extensively, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, and the Bibliothèque Nationale. A member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame, she has received the medal for Lifetime Achievement from the AIGA and the Type Directors Club.
June Shin of Providence, Rhode Island created the above typeface design (right), an entry to our current competition. Inspired by both historical and modern typeface designers such as Wilson & Sons, W.A. Dwiggins, Linotype, and Matthew Carter, the resulting design takes a bit from each with a unique and modern twist that makes it the designers’ own.

Potch Auacherdkul of Baltimore, Maryland also submitted their typeface to the current competition. The design, titled “Bird Grotesk,” “is a sans-serif typeface designed for use in printing material.” The bright poster beside it is a new entry designed by Valerie Aurilio, Alexa Meyer, Christopher Cullen of Landor, located in Chicago, IL. Created as a self-initiated project, the poster “celebrates the extreme forces that push and pull our office and our people in new directions every day—shaping our lives and fueling our ideas.”