As part of the GDC Lunch Talk professional development series, Circle’s Kevin Guenther (our production and web specialist) today gave a well-attended peer presentation at nearby Red River College. The title of his talk addresses the fact that (compared to traditional print mediums) the Internet provides significant limitations to typographic finesse and control—yet a robust design approach and compliance with international standards can go far to overcome the perceived shortcomings of the web. Kevin’s recommendations took into account audience-side variables such as the diversity of viewing environments, screen sizes, browsers, and the plethora of web-access protocols in use today. Along with sharing best practices, he addressed typographic rules of thumb and issues of readability, legibility, and accessibility.
Menlo Park, California
The September/October 2007 (#355) issue of Communication Arts magazine contains a feature article entitled “Design down under: graphic design in the Land of Oz” written by Circle’s principal, Robert L. Peters. The in-depth piece explores Australia’s unique attributes, history, culture, and current realities in relation to visual communication. The feature is accompanied by a selection of historical brands and contemporary works compiled by Peters and drawn from recent winners of AGDA competitions (Australian Graphic Design Association).
Peters has visited Australia several times in recent years—in 2006 he spent a month as designer in residence with the Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University, Melbourne. He has been contributing foreign feature articles to Communication Arts magazine for over a decade, including pieces on design and design events in Russia, Portugal, Uruguay, Australia, Korea, Japan, Brazil, China, Denmark, and Cuba. Copies of CA issue #355 are available at book stores and major news outlets around the world and may be purchased online from the Communication Arts website.
Read or download the feature article here (2.5 MB).