Talk:Zuzana Licko

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Ličko or Licko?[edit]

Someone changed the spelling of the name and moved the article. But the Emigre website uses Licko (not Ličko) throughout. What is preferred? We need a source.

I moved it on the basis of The Elements of Typographic Style, where it is spelled Ličko. The spelling is indirectly confirmed by the statement that the name is pronounced "litch-ko"; if the correct spelilng were Licko, it would be pronounced "lits-ko". —Angr 17:14, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Plagiarism[edit]

The content I found here was plagarized from this website:

http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm?contentalias=zuzanalickoandrudyvanderlans

I have deleted the copied material.

Is Bratislavan history relevant?[edit]

This section of the first paragraph seems irrelevant to the article: (From 1918 to January 1, 1993 Bratislava was in Czechoslovakia. Since that nation split in two, Bratislava has been the capital of Slovakia.)

I'm not an experienced Wikipedia editor so I'm reluctant to move it without consulting first. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Chmac (talkcontribs) 04:49, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

additional sources[edit]

1) http://www.printmag.com/article/Design-Couples-Rudy-Vanderlans-and-Zuzana-Licko 2) http://fontfeed.com/archives/an-interview-with-zuzana-licko/ 3) http://www.chrysler.com/design/design_influences/design_awards/1994/zlicko.html# 1) Zuzana studied architecture before deciding to focus on visual communication. When she met Rudy, she was intrigued by his knowledge of typography and type design. 2) fontfeed interview performed in 1998

Licko started to experiment with making type because of the limitations that she found in what was originally available on Mac computers. She also started to work on new fonts as a way to create content for Émigré magazine.

3) Zuzana and her husband, Rudy, won the Chrysler Design Award in 1994.

Rox1286 (talk) 04:28, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

updated resources[edit]

1) Zuzana studied architecture before deciding to focus on visual communication. When she met Rudy, she was intrigued by his knowledge of typography and type design. [1]

2) fontfeed interview performed in 1998: Zuzana Licko started to experiment with making type because of the limitations that she found in what was originally available on Mac computers when they were first released. She also started to work on new fonts as a way to create content for Émigré magazine. [2] 3) Zuzana and her husband, Rudy, won the Chrysler Design Award in 1994. [3] 4) Because of her admiration for Bodoni, she designed and came up with several variations of Bodoni, in the form of digital font for computer type and some forms were also used for text. Before working with computers Zuzana’s favorite typeface was Bodoni. “‘I was attracted to its clean lines and geometric shapes and the variety of headline style choices. For practical reasons, however, I often decided against using Bodoni for long texts, as the extreme contrast made it difficult to read at small sizes.’” (223). Bodoni was an influence on Zuzana Licko’s work on Filosofia, one of her typefaces. Like other revivals of typefaces, Zuzana’s takes on Bodoni focused on geometry and symmetry. She also incorporated things like slightly rounded serif endings. Zuzana Licko’s Filosofia was also designed to be modified to either be used on text or on a computer. There is a “Regular” version of the Filosofia family which is designed to be used on text. The Filosofia Grand is designed for display applications and is described as more refined and delicate. “‘My research for Filosofia included studying various versions of Bodoni, from Bodoni’s original print work to recent revivals such as ITC Bodoni.’” Although it was an influence on her work Zuzana explains, “ ‘I did not however use any particular specimen as the model. Rather, I drew my Bodoni from memory, akin the process of transcribing, while following the guideline of rough measurement to retain the basic proportions’” (223). [4]

Rox1286 (talk) 05:05, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

Quote from Emigre:graphic Design into the Digital Relm[edit]

"'I started my venture with bitmap type designs, created for the coarse resolutions of the computer screen and dot matrix printer. The challenge was that because the early computers were so limited in what they could do you really had to design something special. Even if it was difficult to adapt calligraphy to lead and later lead to photo technology, it could be done, but it was physically impossible to adapt 8-point Goudy Old Style to 72 dots to the inch. In the end you couldn't tell Goudy Old Style from Times Roman or any other serif text face'" (18).[5]

Rox1286 (talk) 02:57, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

peer review 12/1/11[edit]

I think you are going to need to expand on the opening section a bit more, roughly 200-250 words for that section I would say. I began to take out whenever you had cited a reference in sentence, i.e. "According to…" since it becomes a bit unnecessary. For those instances, I changed the in-text source into a reference by adding the ref tags. I know you have a lot of interview based material as your resources, but try to avoid making the Wikipedia page sound like an interview. I changed a few of the quotes and tried to incorporate them in a neutral tone, but I think you have begun to add more quotes in the midst of my edits LOL. Probably, try and see if you can get more sources throughout the text even though I did not flag the [citation needed] tag. If you can find variation in your sources, as opposed to interview based, you can have a much more solid article. I don't think it could hurt to briefly list/expand upon other successful fonts when you first mention that Licko was successful in the Emigre section. Also, try to explain a little bit more the diff between on text and on computer, like in one sentence. I tried to rephrase, but 'on text' just seems to be an awkward word pair. Other than that, everything else was minor. If you need any help and/or questions, just message me on my talk page. Hope this helps as you continue to work on your Wikipedia article. --Nboffa (talk) 07:00, 1 December 2011 (UTC)


2nd Peer Review[edit]

I like the way that you organized your sections. However, I think that you should add more to the biography of your article. Besides that, I think your article is very good. Great work! HRJ21 (talk) 13:37, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

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  1. ^ http://www.printmag.com/article/Design-Couples-Rudy-Vanderlans-and-Zuzana-Licko
  2. ^ http://fontfeed.com/archives/an-interview-with-zuzana-licko/
  3. ^ http://www.chrysler.com/design/design_influences/design_awards/1994/zlicko.html#
  4. ^ Creative type (book)
  5. ^ VanderLans, Rudy, Zuzana Licko, and Mary E. Gray. Emigre, Graphic Design Into The Digital Realm. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1994.