Designlounge Journal
A more or less constant stream of ideas, sketches, creative process, work, quiet places and other musings

for Michael Wiemeyer
(Creative Director at Designlounge)

Michael has received the honor of a nomination for the Distinguished Teaching Award 2017–2018 at The New School, Parsons School of Design. Faculty members are nominated by their students and colleagues as Distinguished University Teachers, and who embody the highest standards for teaching and advancing The New School’s mission and vision to inspire critical engagement with ideas and the world. 
This year Michael was part of a group of 42 candidates out of over 2,000 teachers at the university. Parsons—just named the best art and design school in the country in 2018—is an extraordinary place of creative and inquisitive learning and over the last 14 years Michael has met and taught so many incredible and talented students that have continuously inspired him to become a better teacher. He can’t be happier to be part of the school’s part-time faculty community as Assistant Professor teaching typography in the Communications Design program. And this is true for him: You learn the most when you teach. To all his students and colleagues, thank you so much.

Topography of Type

This project explores if a specific typographical landscape—a “topography of type”—exists that is unique to an area and how it could be visualized in digital and analog formats. Can it be a virtual or visual corridor through which one travels to be in a specific place the same way that a kid might look at maps to travel to far away places in her imagination? Read More

International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

For over a decade Designlounge has worked with the ICTJ to design the organization’s logo identity, a comprehensive publication template system, six annual reports, a series of special reports and many other smaller but no less important communication materials. What follows below is a selection of these projects, all relating to the expanding field of transitional justice. Read More