AIGA Feat. TEXEL
Alexandro is a studio initiated illustrative display typeface. It is the direct response to the more serious projects that the studio has taken on recently. There was a yearning to create something bold, something expressive, something curious and something down right weird. Alexandro is exactly this – it treats each character as that, a character or a little being or monster.
Additionally, we have a special offer for the first 25 people to buy the bundled set of Alexandro (pictured above) will recieve a limited edition Alexandro poster/type specimen for free!
Good news! We are nearing the final stages of development of Alexandro meaning – the release is just around the corner. We are looking to print some specimen/ Posters for the release. There will be a special present for the very first few people who purchase the set.
AIGA Pyxis Feature
We are excited to share with you the little discussion with AIGA regarding our latest release with T:D:F (The designers Foundry). Pyxis was described as a Charming, Oddball Font With Its Letters All Askew and slightly dysfunctional, but ever endearing. Good times! Read the whole interview here and get the typeface with all its oddness, weirdness and quirks from TDF.
At the end of each year we take a look at a the year that was. We take some time to appreciate our collaborators, projects and clients that we have worked with over the previous 12 months. Typography and Posters form a core section of the studios output. Below are a few of our favourite typefaces and posters that we worked on last year.
TDF & Pyxis
Way back in 2014 we made a little poster for @stablemusic for a local show in Melbourne. The poster features a very rough sketch of a playful, irreverent and joyous typeface that didn’t have a name. With jagged edges and striking geometry the typeface had a narrow set of angles, forms and shapes to it and oddly a nice flow.
Looking back on it now it was definitely a quick experiment with no real plans for the future, however a year later we reassessed this and built out the entire character set. Feeling really energised about the whole project a couple more weights followed (light & Heavy).
By early 2017 we were pretty much done & dusted with Pyxis and thats where it stood for a long while. With plans to release it coming and going with projects and life interrupting progress and plans to release them. Finally we are here now and Pyxis now has a home on the wonderful TDF (the designers foundry).
Additionally we are looking at producing a small run of type specimens / Posters for Pyxis. Please email us if you are keen to get a hold of one.
Well I guess we are headed towards the end of the year… and in that prep for the new year starts to creep its way on in to our collective minds. One question comes to everyones mind… how are you going to keep track of what day it is and get some typographic eye candy at the same time? Well maybe not everyones but it is still a good question and this is about where Typodarium can help. Typodarium is a calendar booklet showcasing a different typeface/ and designer for every day of the year. This up coming year has some amazing contributions from the likes of Bureau Mirko Borsche, B-B bureau, Dinamo, Studio Jimbo as well as 2 contributions from Studio-io. We are pretty excited to be involved in this project again and we are looking forward to both February 22 and May 15.
Typodarium is the product of Verlag Hermann Schmidt.
Occasionally when I’m trawling through some reference material i will be stopped by an image. This often happens with typography, layout and general design but can also happen with illustration. In this case it was a single image of an old book cover – it had a lot going for it, an intense sci-fi illustration, really interesting type and more gradients than you could poke a stick at. See below —
It was creepy, curious and satisfying to look at. This prompted further investigation and what i found was an absolute treasure trove of amazing book covers, posters and illustrations by German-Norwegian graphic designer/ illustrator and author – Peter Haars. Below is a bunch of covers he created for Publishing company Lanterne. Simply incredible stuff that has really stood the test of time.