Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Building by the Letters II

Buildings that appeal to typographers: Japan's The Fukutake House, an art gallery space, which was featured in Business Week 25.05.2007.

Typographer Catherine Griffiths had this to say about the house:

"[It] was a well-executed design that harmonized typography and architecture with a feeling for space, scale, material, and form."

The design group FLAME, Inc. created the signage for the Fukutake House, which received a 2007 D&AD Award in its Typography/Graphic Design Category, given by the non-profit organization annually as reward for "outstanding creativity, mould-breaking thinking and the highest standard of design and innovation."

The D&AD Awards 2009 are now available for submission entries. They also offer awards in the category of Environmental Design. Click here for more information.

[Above: Fukutake House, press release photographs by Kozo Takayama, D&AD Awards 2007. URL: http://www.dandad.org/awards2007/entry.asp?entry_id=26915. Viewed 21 October 2008].

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