Archinect - News 2015-05-29T00:38:12-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/118811331/seeking-identity-through-city-fonts Seeking identity through city fonts Alexander Walter 2015-01-20T13:53:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T18:17:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4e/4e3102bbf699e9632df70e2284917a74.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Decimated by manufacturing losses, some smaller cities are turning for help to an unlikely group of people: typeface designers. Can new fonts really breathe life into the postindustrial city? [...] Type has a lot of effect on the atmosphere of a place, he says, calling it &ldquo;the voice of the city&rdquo;: &ldquo;I think cities that don&rsquo;t have this very dynamic energy, they don&rsquo;t feel the need to change their identity.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/86057101/ruedi-baur-architectural-and-urban-inscriptions Ruedi Baur: Architectural and Urban Inscriptions New School Communications 2013-11-08T10:59:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T22:12:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mj/mjoprl8z02aglnkf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ruedi Baur will discuss, based on examples, the necessary synergy between designers, architects, landscape architects and lighting designers to create a city that goes beyond functionality to improve the quality of life for everyone.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Type Directors Club and Parsons The New School for Design present Ruedi Baur: Architectural and Urban Inscriptions, a presentation by this leading European designer on the occasion of his first major U.S. commission, a wayfinding system for The New School&rsquo;s University Center, a new campus center designed by Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill that will open in January 2014.</p> <p> Baur will present his approach to the question of orientation and identification of public institutions. He will share his thoughts about information design in a society dominated by commercial signs. He will discuss, based on examples, the necessary synergy between designers, architects, landscape architects and lighting designers to create a city that goes beyond functionality to improve the quality of life for everyone.</p> <p> Baur will be introduced by Tim Marshall, Provost of The New School, who will speak briefly about the university&rsquo;s commissioning of Baur and his studio, Int&eacute;gral Paris, for this landmark projec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55683200/a-rational-approach A Rational Approach Archinect 2012-08-21T13:57:00-04:00 >2012-08-21T13:58:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a9/a998p887xkizr1c9.jpg" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When asked, the German-born &ldquo;Father of Fonts&rdquo; insists that there is nothing similar about designing a typeface and designing a house. &ldquo;They&rsquo;re totally different,&rdquo; he says, in excellent English peppered with correctly implemented expletives. &ldquo;With a typeface, you design a space. A letter is defined by the inside space, more than it is by the outside. You design for shape, but also for function.&rdquo;... &ldquo;In either case,&rdquo; he concedes, &ldquo;the design is as much about function as it is about aesthetics.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>