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Financier Text & Display Specimen Pages Financier Text

Two A4-sized printed pages featuring Kris Sowersby’s Financier typeface family. Printed on Strathmore Impress in black ink. Hole punched to fit in an A4 binder.

Financier is a new typeface family drawn by Kris Sowersby for the redesign of the Financial Times, and launched in September 2014. It comprises two complementary sets of styles: Financier Display and Financier Text. Newsprint is a brutish environment for typefaces: outlines get distorted, small gaps get filled in, and black ink turns grey and bleeds all over the shop. Financier eschews the standard news type ink trap in favour of sharp, deep joints, designed to anticipate the ink.

This specimen is available for sale and ships free to clients who license Financier Text or Display.

Tiempos Fine Specimen Sheets Tiempos Fine

Two A4-sized printed pages featuring Tiempos Fine, an elegant new addition to the Tiempos superfamily, designed by Kris Sowersby. Printed in black ink on Mohawk Keaykolour in Cobblestone. Hole punched to fit in an A4 binder.

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Financier Type Specimen Financier Display

A series of three posters designed by the Alt Group in Auckland, New Zealand. Each poster is two-color (FT’s famous salmon pink and black). They measure 600 × 950mm flat.

The Queen’s House Founders Grotesk Mono

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.’

New York Magazine / Spring 2014 Domaine Sans Fine

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

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.

New York Magazine / Spring 2014 Domaine Sans Text

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.

Archives des gravés National

National in use for Archives de gravés by Alain Vonck

French art director and designer Alain Vonck used National beautifully in this project. He writes: ‘There is a paradox. Personal data are omnipresent on the web, but at the same time invisible, stored in an immaterial place, making it hard to know their imprint on the web and their importance to us. They seem to disappear once the form in completed, unimportant and ephemeral… Yet, they pile up in databases, they are archived, analyzed… How come these data have such an impact, such perennial value for our physical and virtual identities?’

Porter & Plot Pitch

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

ArtFad Tiempos Headline

Tiempos Headline in the identity programme for Art Fad: Contemporary Art & Craft Awards

Barcelona design firm Hey Studio created this whimsical and beautifully graphic identity programme for ArtFad: the Contemporary Art & Craft Awards in Barcelona.

Hey writes: ‘Graphic Identity for ArtFad: Contemporary Art and Craft Awards. The letter A is made by paper, sticking one by one. The studio made 500 handicraft invitations, the only machinery process was the text printing. As a result, each invitation turned out in a different colour and we obtained unique and non-serial pieces.’

Hey Studio also designed the ArtFad 2013 Diplomas for the Contemporary Art & Craft Awards. They used transparent and fluorescent methacrylate with a laser cut that creates letter an abstract letter A.

A transparent and fluorescent methacrylate graphic diploma with a laser cut ‘A’

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