Ghostly Records put up a great interview with artist and designer Michael Cina who is a rare breed of designer artist equally at home with a paint brush as he is with a mouse. Michael has done some truly amazing work for the label over the past few years and the interview digs into his working process and what drives his passion for art and design. He’s still a powerhouse of talent in the industry and has been a source of inspiration to us at Changethethought for several years now.
I’ve lately been super active on Flickr and have become a bit of an addict about updating as frequently as I can. It’s given me a new reason to create and I have enjoyed the engagement and conversation that comes immediately through using Flickr. I noticed recently after sending a few emails back and forth that Michael Cina had been loading all kinds of good things into his Flickr account including some excellent new artwork for a Ghostly Records release. I’ve been a fan of Cina’s work for a long long time now stretching all the way back to the late 90s. So it’s great to still see him doing such inspiring work. I know he’s a busy guy having just started a new business and having his first child. I know that because I did precisely the same thing in the last 12 months and it’s a lot to take on. Keep up the great work Mike.
Michael Cina of of Michael Cina Associates wanted to remind everyone that the final due date for the 2010 Typecon Poster show is August 5th of this week. I know that only gives you two days to crank out your masterpiece but the clock is ticking. So far there have been some really great entries. You do not have to create something entirely new either. If you have something out there that you want to show the world and have judged by some big names in the business, then this is your chance.
You can learn more about this year’s Typecon event at the Typecon website. And in order to enter your poster for the show please download this form and fill it out to send in with your submission. Good luck!
The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) will presenting its annual letterfest conference Typecon from August 17th – 22nd at the Century Plaza Hyatt Regency in Los Angles. Typecon is the largest conference of it’s kind in the United States focused on typography. This years conference will be featuring more than 70 of the brightest names in type and design. You can expect dozens of workshops, presentations, panel discussions, networking events, tours, and social gatherings that will form a typographic adventure that will inspire you and your approach to typography for years afterward. You can learn more about the event at the Typecon website.
As a part of the conference every year there is an exhibit of the best typographic posters… this is where you come in. We are looking for poster submissions that are typographic in nature. Every year the turnout has been overwhelming in quality and in content. In the past the poster shows have done things like travel the world or been acquired by an art gallery. This year we expect the best show yet. The entries will be curated by the highly regarded graphic design and typographer Michael Cina of Michael Cina Associates. This is your chance to have your work seen by some of the brightest and biggest names in the industry of type and design.
Your typographic poster can be literal or abstract. In order to enter, you can click here to download the PDF submission form and complete the entry portion of the second page. After that, you ship your poster and you are ready to go. Changethethought will be covering the turnout so you can expect to hear more from us as both the exhibition and conference unfolds.
We can’t wait to see what you produce.
This is Agostina is an animation created to promote the creation of the font Agostina by the mad geniuses behind We Work For Them and You Work For Them, Michael Cina and Michael Young. Its a pretty amazing piece of video work considering it was created only to announce the release of a single font. You can watch the animation here.
“The font was designed and coded with extra swash-like characters in the open type format. This is Agostina explores those swash-like features and its options in 3d and other experimental animation methods.”
Full Credits: Font designed by Michael Cina. Animations by Michael Paul Young and Lee Suetorsak. Soundtrack composed by Michael Madill.