Archive for the ‘International Society of Typographic Designers’ Category

creatively inspiring

August 7, 2019

Barrie’s been featured on the Creative Review Website – as part of their Creative Inspiration pages.

The article features some thoughts about the Dante project, teaching at Lincoln, and the duality of progress and loss.

The Typographic Dante is currently on at the National Centre for Design and Craft, and the Southbank Centre.

face face forward

December 17, 2015


Barrie’s been busy dotting about around the country again – at the beginning of the month, a trip to Teeside to talk to Graphic Design students about typography, Typewriter Art and single sided books, and then a virtual appearance last Saturday at Face Forward Dublin. 

He was in good company, with an impressive list of luminaries including – amongst others – Timothy Donaldson (pictured), Brenda Dermody, Tobias Frere-Jones, Phil Baines and John Paul Dowling of ISTD fame.

If you want to see what you missed, you can look here:

This tweet from Gabriel Solomons, who gave a talk about Family Monograms,  shows some of the luminaries at work…


And another tweet from Marcus Leis Allion, who’s talk was on Typrograms – the shaped typography of computer programs – was at Timothy Donaldson’s ‘personal, poetic, performative, and political presentation of typography’.


all laid out

June 6, 2015


Bloomsbury have recently published the second edition of The Layout Book, written by Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris, and The Caseroom Press make no less than two appearances in its pages.

Both Philippa and Barrie are (proud) members of the International Society of Typographic Designers and Barrie is on the Education Panel of the Student Awards Scheme. The assessment weekends making regular appearances in these blog pages.

A number of his projects have been made it into the briefing packs – Circus, Tales to Change the Word, A Manifesto for the Art School, 4’33” and Flatland – A project that had its roots in his time teaching at The Glasgow School of Art, but has since come into its own at Lincoln; the project being run in a variety of guises across all three years of the undergraduate course.


Used as one of eight ‘exercises’ in the book, Flatland asked students to re-imagine the conventions of the book. The work chosen to show a successful solution was none other than our own Matt Crowe, a Lincoln graduate from 2011 who now works at Mynt Design in Leicester.



One of the original pages in all its two colour glory.

The Caseroom Press also worked on Rose Gridneff, Alexander Cooper and Andrew Haslam’s 6×6 Collaborative Letterpress Project (exercise 7). Philippa and Barrie joined forces with John Stocker (Programme Leader for MA Design Communication), and three students – Ryan Fisher, Ash Watkins and Leanne Kitchen. The Caseroom Press was chosen to represent Letterpress at Lincoln alongside 5 other institutions from across the UK (University of Brighton, Camberwell College of Arts, London College of Communication, Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design and The Glasgow School of Art).

Details of the 6×6 project can be found here.

The International Society of Typographic Designers can be found here.

And The Layout Book is available from Bloomsbury.

typographic dreams

March 31, 2015


Barrie spent the weekend with like-minded typographers, assessing the International Society of Typographic Designers Student Awards.

All the hopes and dreams of aspiring young typographers were waiting in a series of boxes, folios and folders full of typographic treats, delights, books, pamphlets, posters and paraphernalia.


The teams were watched over by various models of monopoly playing pieces, including a train, a boot, a extremely large bowler hat, and a very friendly dog. We have no idea why they were there, but they made a welcome addition to the weekend…

ISTD Weekend

The assessors about to begin their tasks (photo from the ISTD Twitter Feed).

glorified as eclectic typographers

October 19, 2014


Did we mention that Barrie wrote a book? Loukas Karnis has featured it on Typeroom, a site for the Glorification of Eclectic Typography: Barrie Tullett’s ten things you should know about Typewriter Art.

Loukas was particularly impressed that the lecture Barrie gave at St Bride (From Q to M: Three Centuries of Typewriter Art), managed to include a section on joy that was Ultravox’s Vienna.

For more about Loukas, you can see his Tumblr page here:

The central image from the screengrab above is the work of Lincoln Alumni, Kasha Dunne. Part of a beautiful sequence produced for the ISTD Student Awards back in the day. Barrie and Philippa are about to run the 2015 projects with their Second and Third year students. Here’s to them keeping up the Typographic Reputation of the School of Architecture & Design.

No pressure then.