[1] Annik Troxler, Willisau Jazz Festival
[2] Ajay Kurian Lecture, Sam Wood
[3] Marr Sans, Paul Barnes and Dave Foster
[4] Mischa Appel, three risographs commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Education
[5] Daniel Wenzel, Automated Type Design
[6] Daniel Stuhlpfarrer, Wabla
[7] Neal Agarwal, Pop-up City
[8] Neal Agarwal, Pop-up Wars
[9] Posters by Dorothee Dähler
This week I discovered graphic designer Annik Troxler, who is the daughter of celebrated designer Nikolaus Troxler. I'm  drawn to her posters, especially those designed for the Willisau Jazz Festival who she's been working with for years. The posters use various graphic elements, such as colorful shapes and patterns, to create expressive and playful compositions without any imagery.

Sam Wood, who is a student in the Graphic Design Masters program at the Yale School of Art, designed this animated poster for a guest lecture at the school. The poster makes use of his own typeface which contrasts well with the simple sans serif used for the body copy. I also enjoy the typesetting which includes both center-aligned and left-aligned text.

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Marr Sans is a typeface designed by Paul Barnes and Dave Foster. The typeface was released by Commercial Type in 2014. I love the unique design of the typeface which includes condensed letterforms with quirky details. I'm usually drawn to geometric sans serifs so I appreciate the non-geometric design of this typeface and the details that make it different than other typefaces I've seen before.

Mischa Appel is a Dutch graphic designer and editorial designer. He graduated from the University of Arts in Utrecht in 2018 with a BA in Graphic Design. I find the style of his work to be very expressive and abstract in a way that still fits the project's context very well. He says that he likes to keep things abstract so that there's always room for interpretation, without making things too vague. The series of posters shown here was completed for the Dutch Ministry of Education and is just one of many of his recent freelance projects.

Daniel Wenzel is a type designer who has spent time exploring automated type design, including typography that transforms with sound, mouse position, and more. For his thesis project, he spent three months using various automated processes to create as many type designs as possible. He ended up creating over 100 different designs which all vary greatly in style. I'm fascinated by this project and would love to learn more about automated type design.

Daniel Stuhlpfarrer is currently in his final year of his masters at UdK Berlin where he spends his time finding ways to integrate his "enthusiasm for type design, graphic design, and the accompanying technical components,” Daniel explains to ItsNiceThat. A large chunk of his work focuses on type design and variable font technology.

Neal Agarwal is a creative coder who wants to "make the Internet weird again." Agarwal creates non-traditional websites that are reminiscent of the Internet's early days all while using modern technology that has surfaced more recently.

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Dorothee Dähler is a Zurich-based designer who claims to strive for "little to no visual hierarchy." Her typographic-driven designs are dynamic making use of bold graphic shapes and strong typography. I enjoy the way Dähler activates the negative space in her designs and makes use of the entire grid without making things too complex or busy.