5 Type Designers & Even Better Typographers
Typography and more specifically the alphabet is our primary communication network. Who's to say we can't visually customise this communication network to evoke different meanings and messages through its design. And hence, typography was born. Below we've selected current typography designers that are creating fantastic typefaces in todays creative industry.
Rebecca (Becki) Sinclair has always had a passion for lettering. Now a freelance hand-letterer and illustrator based in Melbourne, she is the founder of the quirky lettering Emporium The Good Type Co. Her catalogue of type is based on daily life, overheard conversations and those little things that we all do or think but rarely admit to, making her work humorously relatable.
Radiotype aka Wilf Whitty
Whitty, a type designer from Bristol, has found a creative outlet to provide an escape after a long day at a keyboard and screen. He uses Letterpress – a process known for producing clean and crisp design – to research, experiment with type and print and to create work not constrained by clients and tight deadlines.
Is one of the designers who contributed to the design of Kinetic, a new geometric sans typeface family that introduces an organic appearance into this type genre and avoids strict design patterns. Having been released in January 2017, the design is partly inspired by the playful kinetic art of Alexander Calder and has been described as a ‘functional and modern typeface that feels comfortable to read.’
Swedish graphic and type designer whose company is called Made By Noel. Since joining TypeTogether in 2016 Pretorius has gone onto to create brilliant type designs and fonts. He's also the other designer who contributed to the design on Kinetic, the typeface in the previous image.
Driven freelance creative, art director, illustrator, designer and typographer Luke Lucas lives on the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia. From his design studio, Lucas creates beautiful typefaces and arranged them even more beautifully on a page.
"I love that the same word, passage or even letter can be treated in bunch of different ways and embody entirely different meanings... That and through subtleties like a slight shift in line weight, the elongation of a tail or the arc you use, a letter can go from contemporary to traditional or happy to sad in a single stroke..."
Graphic artist, print-maker and designer Anthony Burrill is known for his persuasive, up-beat style of communication. Featured in our 4th issue of Posterzine, we conducted an exclusive interview with Burrill discovering the method beneath the madness of this is iconic typographical creations.