Multi-disciplinary design studio Kapitza – aka sisters Nicole and Petra Kapitza – will be giving at talk the St Bride Foundation in London about their working processes and inspirations on May 30.
Nicole and Petra (below) will discuss their profound fascination with fonts and where ideas for these are found and how they are subsequently pursued, developed and refined. Their extensive Geometric and Organic collections, for example, have been realised as published books that illustrate and explore the diversity of the font collection.
They will also share with us their experiences of the ins and outs of self-publishing, the creation of pattern fonts, how to start a font foundry, designing an app, book design and working with a worldwide audience. Kapitza collaborate with a variety of international clients to create exhibitions and products featuring their distinctive artworks, such as stationery, canvasses, calendars, wall stickers and tiles, textiles and postage stamps.
Nicole and Petra Kapitza share a passion for print, pattern, nature, minimalism and colour. They have studied and worked both in Germany and London before setting up their own company, Kapitza, in 2004 with the intent to apply their broad experience in graphic design, book design, digital software and illustration exclusively to their own practice.
They work across a range of media, including non-alphanumeric fonts, iPad apps and 3D work. They collaborate with a variety of international clients to create exhibitions and products featuring their distinctive artworks, such as stationery, canvasses, calendars, wall stickers and tiles, textiles and postage stamps. Their artworks are bright, colourful and minimalist, featuring abstract graphic art and flower illustrations in bold colour compositions and compelling arrangements.
Tickets cost £12, or £8 to students or Friends of St Bride Library, and can be ordered from here.