Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The raw power of type at Design Indaba 2009

“Civilization will forever be served when we find what we have forgotten we have lost: our reason for being. We must serve, honor, and respect human presence by design.”
As a font designer and founder of Thirst/3st, a group that has received international recognition for its manifesto on contemporary design, Emotion as Promotion, Rick Valicenti’s raw, independent work has been in our faces for more than two decades.

Valicenti, a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, has served as president of the Society of Typographic Arts and has designed some of today’s most recognised fonts, including Ultra Bronzo and Punch. Most recent work with Thirst includes playing with ink and type in 2D and 3D. He is also exploring customised scriptographer actions and programmed processing, as well as dabbling in sound and animation.

Type into Rick Valicenti's take on the future of design at Design Indaba Conference 2009, from 25 to 27 February.

Click here to register.

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