JoyEngine was created in 2005 to highlight good work and serve as a source of creative inspiration. Driven by an author/contributor base of like-minded creative professionals, the site is in a state of perpetual change, occasionally pausing to call attention to noteworthy ideas, individuals, and endeavors.
As JoyEngine enters its fifth year it hopes to continue to inspire, inform, and ultimately promote positive change in the world. The JoyEngine team holds the belief that access to information is one of the many factors limiting ideation and innovation. With this ideal in mind, JoyEngine strives to function as a platform for the exchange and the utilization of information.
While the content of JoyEngine spans a range of subject matter from graphic design to technology, from indy DIY fashion to contemporary art, from global events to local politics, it’s all bound by a collective consciousness. This collective consciousness shares the belief that change, while often challenging, is inevitable. That change is good and that change leads to progress – whether it be in the arts or in politics or in your own neighborhood.
U&lc Back Issues
ITC first published U&lc, The International Journal of Typographics in 1974.Under the editorial and art direction of Herb Lubalin, and over the course of 26 years it grew in acclaim to become considered amongst many in the industry the most important typographic publication of its time. 1999 was the last year in which U&lc was published. Printed back issues can still be obtained but, they’re becoming more and more rare.
Thanks to the fine folks at fonts.com and a little technological assistance the legacy of U&lc will carry on digitally. Every month fonts.com will release one volume (a years worth of publications) available through their blog in both high and low-resolution .pdf formats. Get the first volume here.