Klim / Domaine Sans Display

New York Magazine / Spring 2014 Domaine Sans Fine

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A sampling of spreads from the spring 2014 fashion issue

New York Magazine used a pre-release version of Domaine Sans in their Spring 2014 Fashion special issue.

New York Magazine / Spring 2014 Domaine Sans Text

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A sampling of spreads from the spring 2014 fashion issue

New York Magazine used a pre-release version of Domaine Sans in their Spring 2014 Fashion special issue.

Gabrielle Semillon Domaine Sans Display

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Domaine Sans Display in use on this elegant label by Cornershop Design

Australian firm Cornershop is behind this elegant design, they quote Coco Chanel while describing their work for Gabrielle. ‘Fashion changes – style endures. A new brand created for Teusner Wines inspired by Gabrielle Bonheur ‘Coco’ Chanel.

The Queen’s House Founders Grotesk Mono

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QK–RM used Pitch & Founders Grotesk Mono in their programme for the Queen’s House

London-based design firm, QK-RM designed the environmental graphics programme for the Queen’s House. They write: ‘Commissioned in 1616, the Queen’s House is one of the most important buildings in British architectural history, being the first consciously classical building to have been constructed in Britain. It was Inigo Jones’s first major commission after returning from his 1613–1615 grand tour of Roman, Renaissance and Palladian architecture in Italy. The building reflects Renaissance ideals of mathematical, classical proportion and harmony which would have appeared revolutionary to English eyes in its day.’

The design programme uses Pitch and Founders Grotesk Mono with with great sensitivity

QK-RM writes: ‘We were commissioned at the start of a two year master plan to review a new environmental graphics and way-finding scheme. The first step was to remove the myriad of municipal design languages that have crept in to the building in recent years. The new design idea carefully observes the historical legacy of the house whilst acknowledging the contemporary context within which it exists.’

It Chooses You Founders Grotesk X-Condensed

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Founders Grotesk X-Condensed in use for ‘It Chooses You’ by Project Projects

The designers at Project Projects never disappoint. We are quite enamoured with this project. ‘It Chooses You, published by McSweeney’s, is an account of how Miranda July spent her time while directly and indirectly working on the screenplay for her second feature film, The Future. Teaming up with photographer Brigitte Sire, July meets and interviews a range of Los Angeles residents found via sellers’ ads in the classifieds booklet PennySaver. Project Projects designed the book’s cover and interior template.’

Two spreads from Miranda July’s ‘It Chooses You’

Founders Grotesk Condensed has been paired with Aperçu by Colophon.

Porter & Plot Pitch

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Pitch in use in the identity programme for artisanal wine maker Porter & Plot

Pitch in use in Dia’s identity programme for Porter & Plot wines.

Pitch is rolled out seamlessly across all applications from the lables to the web

Dia writes: ‘Porter & Plot is an artisanal wine brand currently being launched by California based online retailer Club W. The Porter & Plot label is a series of high end wines from both France and the US. We created the logo, brand identity, and packaging for the new brand.’

We are fans of this good-looking, minimal approach

Kröller-Müller Museum Karbon

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Karbon in use for the Kröller-Müller Museum by EdenSpiekermann

The design firm EdenSpiekermann writes: ‘A hidden gem opens up to the world — the Kröller-Müller Museum is located in the beautiful ‘Hoge Veluwe’ national park, about a 75 minute drive from Amsterdam. It combines the second largest collection of Van Gogh paintings in the world with the biggest sculpture garden in Europe.

‘In spite of the uniqueness of this combination and the memorable art experience it delivers, the Kröller-Müller Museum too often isn’t on the travel plans of many Dutch and most foreign visitors to The Netherlands.

An example of the customised Karbon used as wall text
A series of images showing the wall text in context

EdenSpiekermann developed a dynamic typographic concept and logo that are based on the customer experience inside and outside the museum walls. It is graphic as well as sculptural and becomes visible due to the interplay between light and shadow. We used Kris Sowersby’s beautifully crafted contemporary typeface Karbon and brought it to life with the help of Cinema4D software.

A customised version of Karbon offers visual variety — it can be open wide or just a hair
Examples of the EdenSpiekermann-designed identity program

Alquimie magazine, No. 1 Domaine Text

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Australian design firm ThoughtAssembly writes: ‘Released quarterly as a printed magazine, Alquimie is a written emulsion of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Domaine Display & Domaine Text are paired throughout with Lettera-Txt by Kobi Benezri

‘Covering wine, beer, spirits, bitters, coffees and other solutions of interest; Alquimie explores the liquids themselves — their origins and stories. Working with photographer James Morgan, the inaugural edition of Alquimie included over 160 images across 152 pages.’

Domaine Display & Domaine Text are paired throughout with Lettera-Txt by Kobi Benezri

‘ThoughtAssembly was involved from the inception of the publication — from naming, through to the identity design, publication design and art direction of the imagery.’

Isthmus Calibre

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This beautiful three book series, along with related collateral feature Calibre

Inhouse, the Auckland-based consultancy who designed this project writes: ‘Coast, Country, Neighborhood, City stocktakes where Isthmus has come from and, most importantly, highlights the approach and attitude that they wish to take forward. The 25 projects selected illustrate the traits that the practice consider valuable: love of places, commitment to design, the power of ideas and a ‘no boundaries’ approach. The 400+ page hardback is edited by journalist Michael Barrett, features Kris Sowersby’s typeface Calibre throughout and is published by 6pt Press.’

A collection of posters, postcards and letterpress printed invitations were produced to support the launch of Coast. Country. Neighbourhood. City. Isthmus.

IL Magazine Founders Grotesk Text

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Kris Sowersby developed Founders Grotesk text for IL Magazine

Kris Sowersby writes: ‘I think Francesco Franchi is making some of the best infographic and editorial design today. To have such an array of my typefaces used for his masterful redesign of IL magazine is an absolute honour. The redesign started with Nº 34, using the entire Tiempos and Founders Grotesk families. It featured a couple of lovely logotypes by Christian Schwartz and his unreleased sans Graphik XXX Condensed. By issue Nº 38, it became clear that Founders Grotesk wasn’t working very well for text sizes, so I made Founders Grotesk Text. From issue Nº 44, Commercial Type’s Atlas Grotesk Typewriter was starting to be used, and issues, Nº 47 & 48 are using my Domaine Display — in one of the first public outings.’

Typer / Calibre

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