Indigenous language preservation, '80s inspired graphic design, surreal set design, and keeping it REAL.
Frequent Visitors is a weekly newsletter created to share the things we (over at Frequent Practice) have enjoyed visiting each week. Sometimes related to design, reads, and creativity. Sometimes related to anything else.
The Netherlands-based type design company, Typotheque, is launching a series of Unified Canadian Syllabics fonts that support Indigenous language revitalisation and preservation efforts in North America! An incredible achievement as a result of dedicated work and collaboration with Nattilik and Carrier communities in Canada. “Kevin King (typeface designer) identified that the Nattilik community in Nunavut, the northernmost territory of Canada, was missing 12 syllabic characters from the Unicode Standard, which means that the Nattilingmiutut text could not be written down. Kevin worked with Nilaulaaq, Janet Tamalik, Attima and Elisabeth Hadlari, and elders of the Nattilik community to prepare a Unicode proposal to encode the missing characters.”
Delcan & Co. has returned from a year-long break, so it was only fitting that we spent ample time on their newly launched site, revisiting some of our favourite work they created.
Elizabeth Goodspeed wrote an excellent piece on the resurgence of ‘80s inspired graphic design, in all their ‘tight-type, neon-coloured, advertorial glory’.
The Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2022 show in Paris was a beautiful ode to Virgil Abloh’s eight previous shows as Louis Vuitton’s creative director, with the dreamiest set design from the always excellent Playlab Inc.
We keep coming back to this quote from Jack Self in Apartamento issue #24:
I think removing the pressures of how you will be housed radically changes your entire relationship to what you do with your day. It changes how you relate to other people, and what you conceive of as your life and as the present.
Speaking of Real Review, we highly, highly recommend you read it if you are able to; it’s a gem of a periodical.
That is all for this week! Thank you for reading and we hope you enjoyed your visit :) We love having visitors as much as we love being them, so it would mean the world if you shared this newsletter with someone you think might enjoy it! As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts + learn about some of your favourite finds by reading your replies to this email.
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