MuirMcNeil will be lecturing at Elisva, Barcelona on 20 November 2019, and delivering a keynote at 10ET Matoshinos (Porto) on November 22. Both talks will focus on MMcN’s systematic and algorithmic approaches to typographic form generation, in both type design and applied typography.
MuirMcNeil’s submission to the Demo Festival – 6 thirty-second animations – each showing the first sixty Fibonacci numbers typeset in fonts from MMcN’s Two+TwoPlus Type Systems. The festival, a 24-hour takeover of 80 HD advertising screens across Amsterdam Central Station, was organised by Studio Dumbar and featured over 250 motion designers from across the globe.
The International Digital Art Festival, took place in Manchester, UK, 26–27 June, 2019. MMcN were invited to submit work for the festival’s Digital Art gallery featuring HD projections and 4K display screens.
Published in cooperation with Eye Magazine, MuirMcNeil have generated 100 unique posters (format 70 x 50 cm) from the ten typographic fields originally designed for Eye 94’s 8,000 variable data front covers. Buyers will receive a one-off poster selected randomly from a series of their choice.
Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen are marking the 10th anniversary of the founding of Bold Monday with the release of an EP. MuirMcNeil were delighted to be asked to design the sleeve. Type: Capibara from Bold Monday.
For Fedrigoni Plus, a collection of fine UK-held papers, MuirMcNeil were invited to design an A1 folding poster as part of a series of limited edition prints curated by TM Studio. The series theme is ‘addition, expansion and augmentation’. Our response, printed in two metallics + silver foil blocking on Sirio Ultra Black, uses Fibonacci numbers as content and is typeset in TwoLine Hard B from the MMcN TwoPlus type system.
Originally trained as an architect, Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola works with moving image and data projection techniques to explore relationships between language and its context in the environment. Several of his recent projects have made excellent use of the precise calibration of various type systems by MuirMcNeil in huge projections of words, literary texts and poems in a wide range of locations.
Bisect is a monospaced geometric type system produced by MuirMcNeil in collaboration with Natasha Lucas who began working on the design for the typeface when studying at the London College of Communication. Bisect has been cut in three versions. These are designed to register precisely with one another in layers, allowing users to exploit the playful visual exchange between the horizontal and vertical character segments from which the Bisect letterforms are constructed.
Our variable data cover design for Eye 94 received two further accolades last week – a D&AD pencil and Gold at the Society of Publication Designers 53rd Annual Awards in New York.
Designed by Tim Hutchinson in collaboration with MuirMcNeil, THD Sentient is an all-capitals monolinear type family cut in four weights. It was originally created in a single weight for the exhibition ‘Beyond 2001: New Horizons’, a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Stanley Kubrick archive at the London College of Communication which opened in January 2018. THD Sentient’s characters are based on the forms of numerals used to display telemetric data on the screen of HAL 9000, the intelligent computer that controls the systems of the Discovery One spacecraft in Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. THD Sentient is available from MuirMcNeil in OpenType for Macintosh.