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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.’

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Isthmus Calibre

This beautiful three book series, along with related collateral feature Calibre

Inhouse, the Auckland-based consultancy who designed this project writes: ‘Coast, Country, Neighborhood, City stocktakes where Isthmus has come from and, most importantly, highlights the approach and attitude that they wish to take forward. The 25 projects selected illustrate the traits that the practice consider valuable: love of places, commitment to design, the power of ideas and a ‘no boundaries’ approach. The 400+ page hardback is edited by journalist Michael Barrett, features Kris Sowersby’s typeface Calibre throughout and is published by 6pt Press.’

A collection of posters, postcards and letterpress printed invitations were produced to support the launch of Coast. Country. Neighbourhood. City. Isthmus.

Leaf on Bold Street Karbon Slab Stencil

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

LA Library identity Founders Grotesk Condensed

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

Typer / Calibre

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