#16 TYPE ARCHIVE ISSUE
This type archive issue exhibits a wide spectrum of 48 typefaces that reflect current flows of typeface design, which again reflect today's graphic design. This issue is composed of two books and a booklet; a type specimen of 48 typefaces, a book of designers' interview on their typeface, and a supplementary booklet for a typeface Lÿon designed by Karl Nawrot & Radim Pesko.
A typeface specimen. No other label could accurately pinpoint this issue. Each typeface is simply presented by a few key letters that encapsulate the characteristics and specifications of the typeface.
This issue exhibits a wide spectrum of 48 typefaces; some distributed through type foundries while others by the designers themselves; long-term projects that took several years to experimental typefaces designed in a very short period of time; commissioned typefaces to self-initiated projects. Reflecting on the current progressions and diversity of contemporary typeface design, they are exemplary typefaces of the digital era. They represent the developing concepts of design and the increasingly obscure boundaries of typeface design and graphic design.
If you turn the page, you will see a series of key letters in considerably large sizes. Each letter, a meticulously designed form, embodies the intentions and efforts of the designers. It is not necessary to decipher them all, but it is worthwhile to look at each typeface as an object of observation and evaluation. We hope you feel the rhythm, energy and subtlety of each typeface.
This edition was a collaboration of 48 typeface designers and was only made possible by their active participation in all aspects from type-setting to the interview. We thank all the designers who participated and the supporters who have been a valuable source of advice.
Abi Huynh / Alejandro Lo Celso / Aurele Sack / Berton Hasebe
Bruno Bernard / Chris Dickinson / Christian Schwartz
David Keshavjee & Julien Tavelli / Dino dos Santos
Dries Wiewauters / Emanuela Conidi / Emmanuel Rey
Erik van Blokland / Francesca Bolognini / Hendrik Weber
Gavillet & Rust / James Goggin / Julia / Kai Bernau
Karl Nawrot / Kobi Benezri / Kris Sowersby / Laurenz Brunner
Nikola Djurek / NORM / Peter Bilak / Peter Verheul / Radim Peško
Sascha Timplan / Sibylle Hagmann / Slawek Michalt / Tal Leming
Till Wiedeck & Timm Häneke / Underware
Veronika Burian & José Scaglione / Xavier Dupre
Hong Dongwon / Kim Kimoon / Kwon Jeongmin / Lee Ho & Kwak Dooyul
Lee Jiwon / Lee Yongje / Lim Jinwook / Park Yunjung
Ryu Yanghee / Shin Donghyeok