I love any project that involves playing with the alphabet. The simplicity of the idea combined with the actual complexity of the execution in such a task always fascinates me.
Sawdust, the creative partnership of Jonathan Quainton and Rob Gonzalez, shared a super cool typography project they created for Wired UK. It's a display font that has a modern look but also feels like a classic Art Deco font. It's a good blend of past and future. I specially like the flow of some of the characters like Y, L, O and T. It's also refreshing to see projects like this, especially for me that. I spend most of my time focusing on accessibility, legibility, readability and I feel that graphic design, especially editorial design still has an edge in terms of style. There's more freedom, you can see by the pictures below. Crazy contrast on font sizes, orientation and layout. Hopefully we will see the web and mobile design evolve to more experimental ideas too.
Sawdust is a design studio based in London, UK. They specialize in bespoke and innovative typography, brand display typefaces, visual identities and image-creation for clients including: Nike, Wired, The New York Times, Coca-Cola, IBM, Wieden+Kennedy and other heavy weight clients.
At the heart of what we do is a desire to create work that is both explorative and beautifully crafted. Above all else we retain a deeply rooted conviction to not only deliver design that is effective but that exceeds our client’s expectations.
For more information make sure to check out: http://www.madebysawdust.co.uk/
- Creative Director: Andrew Diprose
- Art Director: Mary Lees