Klim Font End User Licence Agreements. March 15, 2014. Continue reading

Financier Design Information

Financier is a new typeface family drawn for the redesign of the Financial Times (FT), which was launched in September 2014. It comprises two complementary sets of styles: Financier Display and Financier Text. Kevin Wilson and Mark Leeds provided design direction over the course of several months. Continue reading

Tilting at Windmills

12 July 2016

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Rudy VanderLans’s reply to our “Welcome to the Infill Font Foundry” article. Continue reading

Welcome to the Infill Font Foundry

A response to Rudy VanderLans’s claim of “In-fillism” in the typeface design industry. Continue reading

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Why we need new typefaces

“Why do we need new typefaces?” is a perennial question from non-designers and folks who don’t use typefaces. This is an attempt at an answer. Continue reading

Hone Tuwhare Trust Posters

Four limited edition posters to raise money for the Hone Tuwhare Trust. Continue reading

Interview with Kim Hill

30 March 2016

Interview with Kim Hill

I was interviewed by Kim Hill for Radio NZ in her famous Playing Favourites program. It’s a great format, a casual, informed conversation interspersed by songs I have chosen. Kim is a stalwart interviewer with broad knowledge on many subjects. We discuss my recent Black Pin award, the Financial Times redesign, the NZ flag debacle and bogans. Continue reading

PayPal Sans Design Information

PayPal Sans is a new screen-first typeface family designed for PayPal Inc. It is comprised of two complementary sub-families: PayPal Sans Big and PayPal Sans Small. It was designed with direction from the PayPal product team over the course of several months. Continue reading

Cooper Hewitt Beauty Interview

An interview with Justin Zhang for “Beauty”, the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. Continue reading

Florence Alexander

3 February 2016

Florence Alexander

Domaine Display in use for Florence Alexander by Sarah le Donne in Stuttgart, Germany. Continue reading

ParrotDog

26 January 2016

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ParrotDog

Pitch in use for ParrotDog by Adam Cansino in Wellington, New Zealand. Continue reading

The Queen’s House

21 January 2016

The Queen’s House

Pitch and Founders Grotesk Text in use for The Queen’s House by OK-RM in London. Continue reading

Gabrielle

20 January 2016

Gabrielle

Domaine Sans Display in use for the Gabrielle label by Cornershop Design in Australia. Continue reading

Isthmus

20 January 2016

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Isthmus

Calibre in use for the Isthmus book by Inhouse design in Auckland, New Zealand. Continue reading

Cornershop Business Cards

19 January 2016

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Cornershop Business Cards

Domaine Text in use for Cornershop’s lovely business cards. Continue reading

Seabrook Wine Label

19 January 2016

Seabrook Wine Label

Domaine Text & Display in use for the Seabrook wine label by Cornershop Design in Australia. Continue reading

R2 Book

19 January 2016

R2 Book

Founders Grotesk in use for a book by R2 Design in Portugal Continue reading

Pure Pākati Design Information

Pure Pākati was designed for exclusive use by Tourism New Zealand, who were looking to move their “100% Pure” campaign away from several years of Middle Earth. This shift included an overhaul of their typeface and visual language. The typeface was designed by Phil Kelly, Rangi Kipa, Karl Wixon and Kris Sowersby. Continue reading

Towards an Ideal OpenType User Interface

“Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application produced by Adobe Systems.” It is used by professional graphic designers and typographers on a daily basis. It does many things well, but it does not provide a good OpenType feature user interface. What it does provide is, in fact, abysmal. This has frustrated many of us over the years. Continue reading