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Type Design

TYPE DESIGN

Because the world needs more type.


 

Pierre: 7x7, a new city magazine, called for a display type as unique as San Francisco itself.

Enter a collection of vintage French maps. The handlettered type had just the right mix of elegance and oddness. After digitizing and tweaking to unify the forms, Pierre was born.

 

 

Q: How do you improve on Wim Crouwel’s work?

A: You don’t. (Sorry; trick question.)

But remixing his 1960s-era typeface, Gridnik, gave it a new spin in this special section for The Industry Standard.

 

 

Pachinko Display Italic: This feature story for Wired was about pachinko, the wildly popular Japanese arcade game. The display text begged to be set vertically. 

The solution was found in a type book, appropriately published by Japanese firm Pineapple’s Studio Graphic. The strong geometry of this face made it a versatile starting point.