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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.’

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.

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.

Leaf on Bold Street Karbon Slab Stencil

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Karbon Slab Stencil in use for Leaf on Bold Street by SB Studio, United Kingdom

The lovely identity for Leaf on Bold Street was designed by SB Studio who write: ‘A unique independent tea shop and bar in the heart 
of Liverpool city centre, serving up delicious, wholesome food and hundreds of varieties of tea while delivering a great atmosphere. Leaf is a place for people to relax, enjoy culture and soak up the best in new music.

Signage and packaging design for Leaf on Bold Street
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‘LEAF approached us at the very start of their ambitious venture, when it was just an idea about setting up a tea shop in a warehouse — that was four years ago. Today LEAF is much more than just a tea shop, they host art exhibitions, vintage markets, music and club nights, plus serve up delicious, wholesome food and hundreds of varieties of tea. We are proud to manage the LEAF brand and continue their story through printed material, exhibition design, packaging and website.’

The Leaf on Bold Street website and typographic totebag

Alquimie magazine, No. 1 Domaine Text

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DOMAINE TEXT & DOMAINE DISPLAY IN USE BY THOUGHTASSEMBLY IN ALQUIMIE MAGAZINE

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.’

LA Library identity Founders Grotesk Condensed

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A detail of a poster for the LA Library, designed by Roy Tatum

A new Identity system designed for the Los Angeles Public Library, designed by Roy Tatum, which uses Founders Grotesk Condensed heavily.

The library’s logotype is set in Founders Grotesk Condensed

Mr Tatum writes: ‘The system draws influence from stacks of books, using this as a metaphor for organizing content across all media types.

Founders Grotesk Condensed rolled out across the library’s many individual branches

‘The redesigned website and iPhone app anticpate how people may access library content in the future and helps aid in serendipitous discovery of content in a number of ways.

The identity rolled-out for use on mobile devices

‘Other applications include poster series and a dynamic wayfinding system.’ You can see a video demonstrating the dynamic wayfinding system here.

The library’s poster series highlights California’s many literary luminaries
The library’s dynamic wayfinding signage

Black Suburbia: from Levittown to Ferguson Founders Grotesk

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AN EXHIBITION AT THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY’S SCHOMBURG CENTER, DESIGNED BY PENTAGRAM

Black Suburbia: From Levittown to Ferguson is an exhibition presented by The New York Public Library’s Shomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. The exhibition examines the complex narrative of the African-American suburb from the 20th century to today, looking to communities such as Hempstead, NY, Ferguson, MO, and Shaker Heights, OH, as case studies for a contradictory yet hopeful dream. Pentagram’s Eddie Opara and team designed exhibition graphics and print materials for Black Suburbia which address the unique triumphs and challenges of the black suburban struggle.

THE EXHIBITION DESIGN COMBINES OUTSIDERS, TYPEWRITER, & FOUNDERS GROTESK

Developed in collaboration with the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, Black Suburbia, tackles issues such as suburban segregation, institutional discrimination, and residential racism in black communities from the late 1800s to current day. Opara wanted to stress the severity of these issues in the exhibition’s logo, which sets type within an upside-down American flag. The application references the United States Flag Code, which states that the flag “should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.” The red stripes of the flag are echoed throughout the titling of the exhibition.

The exhibition design combines A2–Type’s Outsiders & Typewriter with Klim’s Founders Grotesk.

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.’

Milieu Property Metric

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Metric in use for Milieu Property by Studio Hi Ho in Melbourne

Studio Hi Ho, the designers of the Milieu Property identity system write: ‘By definition, a milieu is the context or environment in which one lives and is influenced by. With this in mind, Milieu Property is a boutique developer with an emphasis on creating spaces of influence. Interpreting the milieu as a mix of complementary opposites, the stationery suite took cues from the physical nature of a building. Combining industrial box board with premium cotton stocks — playing on the relationship between the inside and outside.’

Metric looks equally strong and crisp when debossed onto cardstock as it does onscreen

Typer / Calibre

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