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New Type: Beatrice & Beatrice DisplaySeptember 21, 2018

Beatrice, designed by Lucas Sharp, is a new kind of typeface. The family is an exploration of contrast methodologies, combining various aspects from the canon expansionist systems, inverted contrast, and the contrast behavior of standard sans-serif grotesks.

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IDN Magazine featureSeptember 20, 2018

We loved seeing our type specimens on the cover and in the issue of IdN v24n6 / Type Casting: Typography & Type Design — To Make a Mark or a strike a Delicate Balance. The typeface shown in our specimen sheets here is Sharp Grotesk by Sharp Type.

New Type: Sharp SlabSeptember 17, 2018

Sharp Slab, designed by Lucas Sharp with Connor Davenport, is the Egyptian-slab serif companion to Sharp Sans. Drawn at the behest of campaign design director Jennifer Kinon, Shap Slab originated as a typographic palate expansion for the Hillary 2016 campaign.

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New Type: The Centra SeriesFebruary 1, 2018

Josh Finklea’s newest release, the Centra series (including Centra No.1 and Centra No.2, is a study in utility and restraint. In keeping with his approach of iteration and improvement to the traditional typographic tools of graphic design, Finklea’s latest work tackles one of typography’s most popular genres, the geometric sans.

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The Centra Series Specimen SheetsFebruary 1, 2018

Josh Finklea’s newest release, the Centra Series, is a study in utility and restraint. In keeping with his approach of iteration and improvement to the traditional typographic tools of graphic design, Finklea’s latest work tackles one of typography’s most popular genres, the geometric sans.

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New Type: Post Grotesk V2May 2, 2017

Josh Finklea began work on Post Grotesk in 2011 with the goal of designing a contemporary version of the traditional grotesk sans-serif for his own use. The intention was to build an amiable typeface with maximum usability and an overall sense of neutrality.

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New Type: Sharp GroteskMarch 23, 2017

Swiss styling collides with the unexpected construction and wonky imperfectionism of 20th century American wood type in Lucas Sharp’s monument to Adrian Frutiger: Sharp Grotesk. With its exuberant personality, ink traps, and incredible range of moods, Sharp Grotesk is a brand new and uniquely American perspective on the genre of the multi-width grotesk.

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Sharp Grotesk Specimen SheetsMarch 23, 2017

Two A4-sized printed pages + a 420 x 594mm fold-out poster featuring Lucas Sharp’s Sharp Grotesk. Printed on Mohawk Superfine in fluorescent red, black and silver. Hole punched to fit in an A4 binder.

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New Type: Sharp SansSeptember 12, 2016

In 2015, Lucas Sharp was commissioned by the Hillary Clinton for President campaign to create a custom version of his Sharp Sans Display typeface. Lucas worked closely with Jennifer Kinon, the creative director at the campaign; the Sharp Unity typeface incorporated many ideas Lucas had been developing for his “ur” version of the Sharp Sans typeface.

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Foundry: Sharp TypeSeptember 12, 2016

Since the publication of his Sharp Sans No.1 type family through the Village Incubator, designer Lucas Sharp has gone from strength to strength, releasing 3 more families through the Incubator and taking on some significant custom type projects.

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New Type: FrauenSeptember 24, 2015

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).

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New Type: Sharp Sans DisplayMay 7, 2015

Sharp Sans No. 1 was Lucas Sharp’s first release through Village, and it debuted in the Incubator. Sharp Sans injects some much needed humanism into the Futura model. With its sheared terminals and true italics (in Sharp Sans No.1), Sharp Sans combines the appealing typographic compensation of the grotesque, with the plump circular bowls of the geometric. The result is a typeface suited for both text & display use that breathes life into the genre of the geometric sans.

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New Type: OggNovember 19, 2013

Inspired by the hand lettering of 20th century book designer and calligrapher Oscar Ogg, Ogg captures the unique mix of calligraphic and typographic form he achieved through his use of hand carved pen nibs.

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New Type: Sharp Sans V1June 2, 2013

Sharp Sans, designed by new Incubator member, Lucas Sharp, injects some much needed humanism into the Futura model. With its sheered terminals and true italics, Sharp Sans combines the appealing typographic compensation of the grotesque, with the plump circular bowls of the geometric. The result is a typeface suited for both text and display use that breaths life into the genre of the geometric sans.

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