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Söhne design information

Söhne is the memory of Akzidenz-Grotesk framed through the reality of Helvetica. It captures the analogue materiality of “Standard Medium” used in Unimark’s wayfinding system for the NYC Subway.

Maelstrom design information

Maelstrom & Maelstrom Sans are reversed-stress typefaces. They’re “perverse”, to be sure, but that’s exactly their charm. They belong to a genre destined to be a perpetual typographic outsider — never fashionable yet never abandoned.

Heldane design information

Heldane is a contemporary serif family inspired by a range of masterful renaissance typefaces. Rather than emulating a specific font, Heldane amalgamates the best details into a cohesive whole.

Geograph design information

Geograph is a contemporary, geometric sans serif originally designed for National Geographic. We drew upon idealism of Futura and the pragmatism of Super Grotesk.

National 2 design information

The inspiration, history and development of the National 2 typeface family. A total of 64 fonts over 4 widths, National 2 is a comprehensive expansion of National’s original aesthetic concept.

Story Sans design information

Story Sans is a screen-first sans serif designed for Trade Me. Based on Akzidenz-Grotesk it’s unpretentious and hardworking, aligned the brand’s values and tone of voice.

Untitled Collection design information

The Untitled Collection is quotidian. Validated by Morrison and Fukasawa’s Super Normal project, they have a deliberate aesthetic of not being designed.

Financier design information

Financier is an elegant, authoritative serif with an undeniable British heritage. Drawn for the redesign of the Financial Times, Financier is inspired by Eric Gill’s classic letterforms.

PayPal Sans design information

PayPal Sans is a mobile-first typeface designed for PayPal Inc. It’s aligned with humanist design principles, numeral-centric, and performs excellently across all screen resolutions.

Pure Pākati design information

Pure Pākati was designed exclusively for Tourism New Zealand. Hand-carved from kauri, the niho pattern speaks to a kaupapa of “embracing visitors as whānau”.

Domaine Sans design information

Domaine was an exploration into the unpopular Latin typeface genre; Domaine Sans delves into another unpopular genre: sans serifs with contrast.

Domaine design information

Domaine is a sharp, elegant serif that blends traditional French and British genres into a contemporary aesthetic. Curvaceous Latin detailing complements its distinctive hooked terminals.

Founders Grotesk design information

Founders Grotesk is not a strict revival. Instead it resolves the best details from last centuries grotesks into a large family designed for modern typography.

Bula design information

Bula was designed for Fiji Airways. It is inspired by Makereta Matemosi’s traditional Masi crafted for the airline, an ancient art form that embodies Fiji’s traditions and spirit.

Pitch design information

Pitch is a love letter to the typewriter. It’s a synthesis of digital and analogue that evokes — not emulates — typewritten text.

Darling design information

Darling was designed for The Darling Hotel. Inspired by a 1920’s French typeface, the design process gently updated Darling via the 1974 classic ITC American Typewriter.

Tiempos Collection design information

The Tiempos Collection is a hardworking, modern serif family for editorial typography. Tiempos updates the functionality of Plantin and Times for contemporary use.

Metric & Calibre design information

Metric & Calibre are a pair of typefaces that share a fundamental geometry but differ in the finish of key letterforms. They were conceived as a pair but function independently.