China

Preserving The Past & Future of Chinese Letterpress

The founders of this tiny Hong Kong shop have made it their mission to catalyze the “preservation and rejuvenation of letterpress in Hong Kong.”

Typographers, educators, designers, and type enthusiasts from around the world gathered at the annual ATypI conference this past week. Hosted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from October 10-14, this year marks ATypI’s first meeting in Asia. The five day conference includes daily presentations and workshops on a variety of topics surrounding typography–with this year’s special interest on multilingual issues….

Steven Holl Doesn’t See Himself as an “American” Architect

The recipient of the 2013 AIA Gold Medal doesn't think their is anything distinctly "American" about his career or buildings.

The Daeyang Gallery and House in Seoul, Korea, by Steven Holl Architects Courtesy Iwan Baan This year, the American Institute of Architects conferred its highest honor, the AIA Gold Medal, upon Steven Holl. I had the opportunity to talk with Steven about his sources of inspiration, a mid-career enlightenment, and his recent recognition as one of the most celebrated “American”…