Livraison 13 – Language and Typography

Livraison nº13 (from their website)

Just ordered the latest issue of Livraison. I’ve been reading the short summary, and, for an Art Magazine, it sure looks good. May I say it even looks like a Typography Magazine. Lots of interesting pieces from well known designers, like Peter Bil’ak, Lo Celso and Truchet.  At a glance I don’t recognize anyone else, but going through the pieces’ title and description I can’t wait to read it. Get it now (only 16€). Via Le Typographe.

Read more about this issue on Livraison’s website:

Livraison, a contemporary arts journal and, on the occasion of this issue, a journal of graphic design, addresses the field of language and typography. Physical matter of writing and of the thought that it materializes, typography is the meeting point of a linguistic content and a visual sign,…

[...] Peter Bil’ak’s History updates these references, and answers to Frutiger with a higher bid…

[...] “History” is also examined in the contributions by Benoît Buquet, Sonia de Puineuf, and Victor Guégan, in the light of avant-garde languages.

[...] Olivier Deloignon addresses the immediacy of signs imposed on onlookers in the time of reading.

[...] Annick Lantenois resumes the study of functionalist radicalism and the will to “negotiate with the negative connotations associated to emptiness and void” in 20th century.

[...] Stéphane Darricau [...] the difficult problem of the choice of type

[...] Lucille Guigon – having recently completed a post-degree program at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design in Amiens – also explores the field of language with a typographic creation that sculpts text and subtly diverts perception.

[...] Alejandro Lo Celso grounds his own work on the universe of Perec

[...] Roxane Jubert, collaborating with artist M.A. Thébault, delivers a typographic “play” under constraint based on the sonority of letter J;

[...] Titus Nemeth, with his Nassim, reintroduces the issue of relationships between different writing systems.

[...] Caroline Fabès and Sébastien Truchet systematically and mathematically deconstruct the material of text and letter.

[...] Thomas Huot-Marchand tests the habits and the abilities of readers.

[...] Kader Mokaddem presents a series of textual mappings

[...] Fabrice Sabatier addresses short forms, between irony and the derisiveness of the everyday.

By opening new lines of thought and crossing itineraries, this specific issue wishes to explore the relationships that typography maintains with language, a structuring feature of our relationship to the world. Typographically figured, the field of language is reorganized in a transversal way. More than any other visual practice, typography cannot do without the speech that goes through it, nor can it spare its creators bound to update its conditions of existence.

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