Highlights from the London Design Festival 2018

From a tunnel of onions to prismatic plexiglass and other visual wonders

“One in six Londoners work in the creative industries,” reveals Ben Evans, who just happens to be one of the reasons the city’s creative economy is in such good shape. In 2003, Evans and Sir John Sorrell founded the London Design Festival (LDF), and since, it’s become one of the most eagerly anticipated annual design events around the world. As LDF kicks off this year, one component …

Metamorphabets

A mini-retrospective of typographer Viktor Koen's object alphabets

Viktor Koen takes pictures of renaissance rapiers in museum corridors. He hordes images of salmon steaks, microscopes, beheaded dolls and nautilus shells. From the thousands of archived shots, the Greek typographical artist composes unique alphabets from layers of objects. The recently opened show “Metamorphabets” at The Type Director’s Club looks back on five alphabets, numerous commissioned works and other pieces that compose the artist’s production …

Erik Foss: Word

Artist Erik Foss reshapes the alphabet with smutty cut-outs

Co-owner of one of downtown NYC’s more notorious bars Lit Lounge and the similarly lowbrow-inspired Fuse Gallery, it most likely comes as no surprise that Erik Foss‘ “Word” series consists of pin-up girls “artfully arranged” to create a very sexy alphabet. We had the chance to see the series in person in Miami, at the Anonymous Gallery booth inside Scope. With the Art Basel bonanza …