Other related projects

Here we show some current internal studio projects in development.

Most will become publications, fonts or online trials. They have all started life as points of interest for us and there is no formal brief other than to make something which shows off the subject to its best advantage. General themes are ephemera, the tactile nature of print, colour, form and the beauty or craft and other older technologies.

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Thursday
Feb092012

Orient Express typeface

Orient Express typeface

A destination panel from a carriage used in the 1974 film ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ came in my possession through the producer. It hung on the wall for may years and then was consigned to the garage. The place names smack of another age and the excitement of unfamiliarity. The typeface is very similar to Microgramma and AFCarplates which suggests to me that it is not an authentic reproduction of a 1930’s panel but it is of interest nevertheless.
This research has been put together in a book which documents the process of developing and the construction of the typeface.