The fifth issue of Elliot Jay Stocks’ 8 Faces magazine went on sale yesterday. Gerry Leonidas provided one of the interviews, discussing the approach to type education we take in Reading. 8 Faces is printed in a limited run which tends to sell out very quickly, but is also available as a PDF download.
Opening the Education Forum in Typecon Milwaukee, Gerry offered a model for design education focused on typographically-rich environments on tablets, mostly. He talked about teaching the combination of paragraph-level typographic skills, information architecture, and interaction design required for designing complex documents like newspapers on small tablet screens. The slides (without commentary) are on SpeakerDeck.