TYPO Berlin 2014 Roots, held in May, is Europe’s greatest design conference. Two members of LCC staff, Paul McNeil and Hamish Muir, took to the stage at this year’s event to discuss design systems and visual engineering.
Paul, the course leader for MA Contemporary Typographic Media, and Hamish, the lead tutor on BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design, jointly run the design company MuirMcNeil. Their talk, ‘Machine Tools’, focused primarily on their speciality of typographically led design work. The theme of this year’s TYPO, ‘Roots’, links with the work that they do together.
Paul explains: “I like to try to work at the root level and in the projects I’m currently undertaking with Hamish. We focus specifically on the construction and arrangement of component forms, typically modular letters that can be used to generate complex typographic architectures without a great deal of local intervention.”
Hamish’s students’ work will be exhibited at Summer Shows 2014: Show 2 School of Design.