with Juliette Cezzar
Type transcends all communication design platforms, and will continue to do so. As we move from the printed page to the screen, good typography is more rather than less important for editorial design, and for maintaining an identity online.
Juliette Cezzar says that in the last few years we’ve been through several battles: web vs. print, mobile vs. desktop, and so on. The only winners so far are Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, “brands” in general … and typography. But, if the big companies win the war, typography risks becoming a nostalgic novelty, especially since these guys are all in the editorial business, one way or the other.
So what do we do, then, as designers?
Juliette Cezzar is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the BFA Communication Design program at the New School’s Parsons School of Design, where she was the Director of the BFA Communication Design and BFA Design & Technology programs from 2011–2014. She established her small studio, e.a.d., in 2005. While books anchor the practice, her work has spanned a variety of media for clients such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, RES Magazine, The Museum of Modern Art, Vh1, The New York Times, Eleven Madison Park, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Art, and Planning. She is the co-author of Designing the Editorial Experience (Rockport) and author-designer of Office Mayhem (Abrams), Paper Pilot, Paper Captain, and Paper Astronaut (Universe / Rizzoli). She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University and a professional degree (B. Arch) in Architecture from Virginia Tech. She currently serves as the president of the board of directors at AIGA/NY.
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