Revealing the power of the grid, color, geometry, and typography

Role — Motion Graphic Design
Industry — Education/Non-profit


ISType (Istanbul Typography Conference) aims to encourage people to get more involved in typographic literacy through speeches and workshops.

The main starting point for the project is the letter design and its 2-dimensional canvas, geometry, and the grid system. Every scene refers to specific speakers and these scenes evolve in the grid structure and differ from each other. The colors for the scenes are inspired by the speakers themselves. For example, Gerard Unger’s passion for the color purple was used on his website and book’s cover.

Limitation is good!

Only one font, a super family, Droid was used (provided by the conference sponsor). It has sans serif, serif, and mono. The main purpose of this limitation was to create a common language among the speakers, to reveal the power of the grid, color, and geometry in the scenes.

Motion graphics & sound editing: Emre Parlak
Music: Bartosz Dziadosz, Pleq

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I’m passionate about typographic perfection, grid systems, and color interactions. These passions of mine make me question how to get to the best design solution and how to do it in the simplest way. I believe that good design results from a good communication and collaboration between the designer and the client. 

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