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Hillary For America, Sharp Sans For HillarySeptember 11, 2016

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Lucas Sharp created two typefaces for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for the Presidency of the United States: Sharp Sans and Sharp Slab (both pictured above.)

Hillary For America

The newest iteration of Sharp Sans was conceived for the 2016 Presidential bid by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Michael Bierut and his Pentagram team chose Sharp Sans Display No.1 as the main typeface for the campaign identity, but such a monumental project required a sturdier and more utilitarian typeface.

The new Sharp Sans is completely redrawn and shaped by the rigorous typographic demands of modern visual communication. Setting the new Sharp Sans apart from its predecessors are a larger x-height and more open counters, lending the types improved utility in extended text setting, while still working as a headline face. This versatility was not the primary objective of the two Sharp Sans Display typeface families.

Jennifer Kinon, a founding partner of New York City design firm OCD, has taken an extended leave from her studio to serve as Design Director for Hillary for America. Kinon art directed the revisions to the new Sharp Sans while expanding the campaign’s identity and teaching each campaign office how to use it.

Beauty: Cooper Hewitt Design TriennialFebruary 12, 2016

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Kris Sowersby of Klim has an impressive installation of his work in Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. An impressive and well-earned achievement.

Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial is the fifth installment of the museum’s signature contemporary design exhibition series. With a focus on aesthetic innovation, Beauty celebrates design as a creative endeavor that engages the mind, body, and senses. Curated by Andrea Lipps, Assistant Curator, and Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator of Contemporary Design, the exhibition features more than 250 works by 63 designers and teams from around the globe, and is organized around seven themes: extravagant, intricate, ethereal, transgressive, emergent, elemental, and transformative.

Klim’s, Domaine Sans Display, is featured on the cover of the exhibition catalogue

The exhibition is installed on the first and third floors of the museum and offers an immersive, multisensory experience that guides the visitor through a dramatic procession of the individual works. With projects ranging from experimental prototypes and interactive games to fashion ensembles and architectural interventions, Beauty presents works of astonishing form and surprising function while examining the essential question: “Why beauty now?”

Stencil for Slanted MagazineDecember 1, 2015

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Village partner, Chester Jenkins of Constellation foundry, was invited to design a stencil typeface for Slanted Magazine.

Our stencil is based on a small set of hand-cut Victorian stencils

Slated writes: ‘On the occasion of the release of Slanted Magazine #26 – New York, we published the limited NYC Special which is exclusively available in the Slanted Shop. The edition contains a Photo Essay by Jochen Sand and a limited type-stencil-set with typefaces by Commercial Type, Village and XYZ Type from New York City.’

New Release: Blackletra’s Silva Text & Silva DisplayNovember 28, 2015

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Reflection on practice: Silva

What happens if one tries to design some Didone letterfoms using a broad-nib pen? This question was the starting point for this project when, in June 2013, I started doing the first sketches of Silva. Unusually, the first two letters were capital letters: N and A. The construction principles behind this typeface subverts traditional calligraphic foundations of the use of the broad-nib pen: we usually hold the pen at 30°, but here the use of this tool was as free as possible, allowing variations of angles where necessary to achieve the desired result.

Read on, and take a look at Silva’s design, features & details here & here

New release: Grotzec MoreOctober 30, 2015

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Grotzec More, designed by Mário Feliciano, is a companion to Grotzec Condensed. It includes three new condensed styles of the Grotzec family: Grotzec X-Condensed Bold, Grotzec Narrow Bold and Grotzec X-Narrow Bold. All three styles are also available as single weights.

See more of Grotzec More & its companion, Grotzec Condensed here & here

Kris Sowersby of Klim receives The John Britten Black PinOctober 9, 2015

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The Designers Institute in New Zealand hosts the Best Awards, and every year one recipient is given The John Britten Black Pin. This is the highest award given by the Designers Institute and celebrates an individual who has achieved significant success in the field of design both nationally and internationally.

Kris Sowersby received this prestigious award in 2015 in recognition for his exceptional body of work to date. Congratulations and kia ora, Kris!

New release: Frauen, designed by Lucas SharpSeptember 24, 2015

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Frauen is our ode to German calligraphy. The script style is based on some lettering I found on the cover of an almanac of Berlin debutantes published in 1945 titled, Die shönsten Frauen der Welt (The Most Beautiful Women in the World).

The 1945 almanac of Berlin debutantes that inspired Frauen, ‘Die schönsten Frauen der Welt’

The Roman is partially based on the calligraphy of Friedrich Neugebauer, and partly my own creation. Frauen Roman and Script share a common weight, x-height, and nib angle, and when used together behave as if the same unabashedly German calligrapher penned them both in the same sitting. As such, the uppercase and lowercase of each style can be used interchangeably with one-another.

Take a look at Frauen’s design, features & details here