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New release: Domaine supersetSeptember 30, 2013

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Kris Sowersby developed the Domaine superset for Parallax Design Studio in Adelaide Australia. Parallax was charged to rebrand The Hardy Wine Company. ‘The new brand identity for Hardys takes inspiration from trade-cuts and early letterheads held within the company’s archives’ dating back from the company’s origins in 1853.

See Domaine here

New Release: Superior TitleSeptember 30, 2013

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Superior Title is a high contrast Transitional typeface, a kind of missing link between Bodoni and Times. The Display styles are suitable for editorial usage, particularly for fashion and lifestyle publications.

Superior Title was originally designed for Pentagram’s rebrand of Travel + Leisure magazine. There are two companion typefamilies, Superior Deck and Superior Text which are forthcoming MCKL releases.

See Superior Title here

CA profile: MCKLJune 13, 2013

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Jeremy Mickel of MCKL was featured in a Fresh Profiles column in Communication Arts magazine:

Duration: I started drawing type in 2006 while working as a graphic designer. I’ve drawn custom fonts and logos for clients since 2008 and I launched my foundry, MCKL, in 2012.

Staff: Having a company of one allows me to oversee all aspects of design, but I collaborate with a variety of designers and illustrators, as well as other foundries like Village, House Industries, and A2-Type.

Read more on CA.com

Type Talk: Henrik KubelJune 4, 2013

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On June 4th, Eye Magazine’s Type Tuesday event at St Bride Library in London featured designer Henrik Kubel talking about his work as a type designer, including his collaboration with Margaret Calvert on New Rail Alphabet and New Transport, and his ongoing partnership with Scott Williams in the design practice A2/SW/HK.

Henrik Kubel & Margaret Calvert have collaborated on New Rail Alphabet & New Transport

Read more on Eye Magazine’s blog…

New Release: Sharp SansJune 1, 2013

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Sharp Sans, designed by new Incubator member, Lucas Sharp, injects some much needed humanism into the Futura model. With its sheered terminals and true italics, Sharp Sans combines the appealing typographic compensation of the grotesque, with the plump circular bowls of the geometric. The result is a typeface suited for both text and display use that breaths life into the genre of the geometric sans.

See Sharp Sans here

Pagan & Sharp lectureMay 31, 2013

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Lucas Sharp & Carlos Pagan (Pagan & Sharp), will give a talk at the 14th Street Apple store, Wednesday, April 3rd @7pm.

Typographica on PitchMarch 13, 2013

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Carolina de Bartolo reviews Pitch

Unfortunately, there is not much I could tell you about the design of the riveting new typewriter face called Pitch that Kris Sowersby has not already published in his extensive process notes.

That being the case, I’ll spare you the repetition and go directly off on an idiosyncratic tangent.

First, a brief homage to the typewriter:
Like the bicycle, the typewriter played a remarkably important role in women’s liberation. Wikipedia informs me (with ‘citation needed’) that according to the 1910 US census, 81% of the women who entered the workforce began their careers as typists. Fans of the popular television series Downton Abbey will recall the storyline of the redheaded housemaid, Ms Gwen, who is secretively learning to type via correspondence course in order to fulfill her dream of becoming a secretary.

Read the rest of the review on Typographica

Typographica on ShiftMarch 13, 2013

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Robb Ogle reviews Shift:

Embrace designs that give a tacit nod to history without making contemporary words look like they’re wearing a cravat. Shift’s appeal, beyond utility, is a quirk of prescient timing and 2012 fashion.

We (re)prioritized lasting materials and so swiped older generations’ fabrics and waistcoats. Let us face the fact that fashion-conscious men overindulged playing tweedy dress-up this year. Likewise, certain type revivals arguably become overwhelming costumes. Young Shift’s antique form can switch playing Country Lord or Lumberjack. Prim, sharp Extralight or heaving Black weights offer that period breadth. Contextual alternates add spit polish. But the family seems a new inventive composite of choice Barnhart Bros. & Spindler aesthetics, duly name checked by Mickel. It is minted for fresh use, detoxed of olde-timey contrast ghosts and too-gooey bracketing.

Read more on Typographica