A Typographer in The Making: Take Fifteen


Graphic Design, Israeli Designers A Typographer in The Making: Take Fifteen

Today’s post feels like a super “lucky” one. I mean, Liron feels lucky for many reasons and I can’t blame her.
She is such a typographic rock star and I know it’s only the beginning.
In between being so fab and still having to work on all the last minute details of her typeface, she manages to squeeze in lots of museum visits and food market appearances.
What can I say, I can’t be more in love with this super balanced human being as I am right now!

Liron Lavi Turkenich's A Typographer in The Making Series. // via: Design Break

Perfect weather, perfect sun. The grass in as green as green gets. The sky is blue as it should be. Squirrels running around in our backyard, and I’m not outside. I see all of those things through my window while working. And I’m wearing three layers inside the house and still freezing. How can it be that at the busiest time of the year the weather is so perfect?? Depressing.

Liron Lavi Turkenich's A Typographer in The Making Series. // via: Design Break

Getting a private view of Memory Palace exhibition at the V&A, to see Oded Ezer‘s work. Me. Opening Night. Gold Dress. V&A. I feel so lucky! Visiting Greenwich, not before eating a delicious homemade polenta cake. Taking a boat ride down the Thames, and seeing some amazing industrial building while incredible wind is forgetting that its summer now. Greenwich feels like a town in Europe but not in the UK, which I can’t figure why. Hills and views of London, tiny boutique shops, wonderful market with everything-looks-so-good stalls. Luckily I’m vegetarian, naturally it limits my options.

Liron Lavi Turkenich's A Typographer in The Making Series. // via: Design Break

Heading down to Brighton again for Ampersand conference and Type Design exhibition, which I was lucky to participate in. Conferences are always fun, especially when it’s about typography (and web). Meeting people that share this crazy passion with you, learning new things and actually even just for going to Brighton again. Something in the atmosphere there is different. The sea, the San Francisco atmosphere (really!), the Friday food market and the wonderful coffee places made me open my calendar and find another date to visit there.

Liron Lavi Turkenich's A Typographer in The Making Series. // via: Design Break
Photos by Liron Lavi Turkenich

Submission is a gradual process. At first, submitting only the font files. Last minute changes, adjustments of some characters and erasing all the dozens of previous layers that I have. Relief? Not yet. After eating a lovely pie, it’s time to continue working. Specimen design time, and for the first time in a while needing to be a Graphic and not Type Designer wanting to show so many features of the typeface, wanting to use all the colors that exist. Finishing the specimen. Relief? Not yet. Working on a paper that will reflect the design process of the typeface. Finally getting a chance to recap all the design decisions, the cultural bold weight saga and summarize this amazing project and year. Submitting. Relief? A bit. After enjoying a BBQ and 11 hours of sleep I feel ready to relax a bit before starting the dissertation. Can anyone remind me how to relax?

Don’t miss Liron’s Reading Calling and A Typographer in The Making

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