Financier Text & Display Specimen Pages

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.

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Financier Type Specimen

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.

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The Queen’s House

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.’

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Gabrielle Semillon

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.

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Tiempos Fine Specimen Sheets

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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Seabrook Wine

Domaine Text and Display are put to beautiful use on this wine label by Cornershop design

Cornershop, an Australian firm, designed this beautiful label for Seabrook wines, an Australian, family-owned vintner. They’ve used Klim’s Domaine Text and Domaine Display, giving the label a lovely typographic balance that is both delicate and bold.

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Leaf on Bold Street

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
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Alquimie magazine, No. 1

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.’

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