Universalmuseum Joanneum identity

The Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria has a collection of some 4.5 million items and runs a program of exhibitions and events throughout Styria touching on the region’s history, science, art, and culture. Check out their Friendly Alien.

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Muriel Spark paperback series

designed by Paul Sahre and Erik Carter for The Office of Paul Sahre

New Directions, the publisher of this reissued set of Muriel Spark’s fiction writes: ‘Muriel Spark (1918–2006) began a prolific forty year career as a poet, essayist and novelist some time after marrying and living in Rhodesia, divorcing, moving to London, working for UK intelligence during World War II, and editing The Poetry Review. Of Scottish origin, Spark is remembered for the rare artistry of her audacious and often self-reflective fictions (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori, The Comforters, etc).’

The series was designed by Paul Sahre and Erik Carter for The Office of Paul Sahre. The series is tied together with beautiful collages of the author, overlaid with bright colors and a light weight of Sharp Sans Display No.2 set in All Caps with the Herb Lubalin-inspired ligatures and leaning alternates in use.

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TD Five Boro Bike Tour / Bike Expo New York

Sharp Sans in use in a pair of identity programmes designed by Emily Oberman’s team at Pentagram

Sharp Sans is looking bold and playful (while sporting a customised I) in a pair of identity programmes for the annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour and Bike Expo New York designed at Pentagram by Emily Oberman and her team.

Pentagram writes: ‘There’s nothing quite like experiencing New York City on a bike, especially on a beautiful spring day surrounded by thousands of fellow riders. On Sunday, May 4, over 32,000 cyclists will bike 40 miles of traffic-free streets in the annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour, presented by the non-profit organization Bike New York. Pentagram’s Emily Oberman and team have designed the graphics for this year’s Tour, as well as the promotional campaign for Bike Expo New York, a two-day event that leads up to the big ride.’

Sharp Sans in use on the web on bikenewyork.nyc

See more over on Pentagram’s blog

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Arrival in Keith Chi-hang Tam’s type specimen

Arrival is a typeface designed for direction signing. It is a friendly yet highly legible face that combines features of Grotesque and humanist sanserif types. Traits such as flared stroke endings, open counters and loose fitting were incorporated to ensure optimum legibility and clarity at large scales for long-distance viewing.

Two sample spreads from Keith Chi-hang Tam’s Arrival specimen
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OFFF ’09

Kaas in use in the program for the OFFF festival
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Feltron 2010/2011 Biennial Report

Freya and Calibre in use in Nicholas Felton’s Biennial Report

Nicholas Felton writes: ‘Philip K. Dick claimed that “a person’s authentic nature is a series of shifting, variegated planes that establish themselves as he relates to different people; it is created by and appears within the framework of his interpersonal relationships.”

This Biennial Report has been typeset in Freya and Klim’s Calibre

‘The Feltron 2010/2011 Biennial Report explores this notion by overlapping facets of Nicholas’ behavior to visualize how his personality varies based on location and company.’

The numerals are set in Calibre, the page headers and small text are set in Freya
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Perspecta 47 / Money

Post Grotesk, designed by Josh Finklea, in use in Perspecta, Issue 47

Published by MIT Press, the Yale School of Architecture journal Perspecta is the oldest student-edited architectural journal in the United States. Issue 47 focuses on the topic Money, and the book design references structural elements of currency, tropes of financial newspapers, and uses a black and metallic gold palette.

Issue 47 of Perspecta was designed by Jessica Svendsen and Stefan Thorsteinsson. It is typeset in Josh Finklea’s Post Grotesk and Ludovic Balland’s serif Stanley.

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ISTOÉ Platinum magazine

Sharp Sans in use in the Brazilian luxury quarterly

Editora Três, the publisher of this Brazilian luxury quarterly write: ‘ISTOÉ Platinum presents the newest, rarest and most expensive objects of desire. But it is not just about consumption.’

Platinum magazine was designed by Sergio Cury

ISTOÉ Platinum brings technology, art, culture, tourism and fashion in a spontaneous and pleasant way, always highlighting what’s most up-to-date, modern and sophisticated in Brazil and around the world.’

This quarterly was designed by Sergio Cury. The body copy is set in Daniel Sabino’s typefaces, Karol and Karol Sans paired with Lucas Sharps’s Sharp Sans as a display face.

Daniel Sabino’s Karol & Karol Sans are in use for the body text with Sharp Sans as a display face
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