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Playful Type 2

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Playful Type 2: Ephemeral Lettering and Illustrative Fonts
Edited by R. Klanten, H. Hellige, J. Middendorp

As much as one loves sticking to their favourite typefaces whether it be Meta, Helvetica, Futura, etc – there is still that unresistable urge to create or use something experimental. Playful Type 2 takes you through a wonderful collection of illustrative typography, as a reminder of how type can be represented through different materials and personal styles.

Playful Type 2 includes work by:
Christophe Szpajdel; Seb Lester; Jonathan Zawada; Leslie David; Alex Trochut; Jessica Hische; Leslie David; Luke Lucas; Marian Bantjes; Peter Lundgren; Siggi Eggertsson; Stefan Sagmeister; Voidwreck; more.

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In addition to his work as editor of Playful Type 2, Jan Middendorp has contributed insightful texts and interviews with leading typographers that explore current developments. Middendorp is a well-known author, publisher, and consultant, who has focused on typography since the mid 1990s.

Title: Playful Type 2
Subtitle: Ephemeral Lettering and Illustrative Fonts
Edited by: R. Klanten, H. Hellige, J. Middendorp
Price: € 39,90 / $ 60,00 / £ 37,50
Format: 24 x 28 cm
Features: 224 pages, full cover, hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-89955-318-5

Midori Mitamura: Art & Breakfast, Melbourne

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Midori Mitamura, Art & Breakfast

5 May – 23 July 2011
Opening function: Saturday 7 May 2011 at 3pm

Midori Mitamura is a Tokyo based artist who creates installations that combine photography and video, text, found materials and everyday objects gathered while travelling. Mitamura’s exhibition Art & Breakfast, Melbourne will be developed during a three month period as visiting artist in residence at Monash University.

Art & Breakfast is an ongoing project that has previously taken form in Stockholm, Tokyo and Berlin (2006-10). The project begins each morning with the artist making breakfast to eat together with gallery visitors. Mitamura then spends time in the exhibition space, creating and rearranging a series of small improvised installations each day. These temporary handmade installations reflect the transient nature of memory and emotional experience. This exhibition framework makes for an intimate exchange, whereby atmosphere, open-ended possible narratives and a kind of everyday mise-en-scene are built and shared between artist and visitor.

Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield campus
5 May - 23 July 2011
Curator: Rosemary Forde

Art & Design Lunchtime Forum: Midori Mitamura
Wednesday 20 April, 12.30 – 1.30pm
G1.04 Faculty of Art & Design lecture theatre, building G, Caulfield campus

Midori Mitamura will make breakfast to share with visitors at the Museum on the following dates:
Tuesdays 10, 17, 24, 31 May, 9.30 – 11.30am
Saturdays 14 May and 4 June, 11.00am – 12.30pm
Artist talk: Midori Mitamura with curator Rosemary Forde
Tuesday 31 May, 12.30 – 1.15pm
Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield campus
All events free entry.
Bookings and enquiries: or 9905 421

More details here