Mashrabiya Fonts

September 3, 2018 § Leave a comment

Mashrabiya Fonts

Mashrabiya Fonts

In March I received an email from Edo Smitshuijzen who proposed to include some of my typefaces in his publication on Mashrabiya Fonts. I was delighted to receive a copy of the beautifully produced book in the post today, generously highlighting eight of my fonts and even 3D vase renderings of a papercut.

Mashrabiyas are an iconic element of Arabic architecture. Providing shade, air circulation and privacy, all at the same time. This book showcases a number of font designs that can be used to produce Mashrabiya screens, including some possible applications. It aims to fill in a peculiar gap and thus enrich the Arabic visual culture with this new category of fonts.

The 216-page full colour paperback can be ordered through Khatt Books, publishers on design and visual culture of the Middle East and North Africa.

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breach

July 1, 2018 § Leave a comment

breach font

breach

breach is an experimental typeface which I designed as an entry for fontstruct’s counter competition. The counters in breach overlap the outlines of their glyphs and extend beyond them. breach can be downloaded for free from the fontstruct website (requires login) as a 149 glyph TTF font.

2017 Fonts

December 21, 2017 § Leave a comment

Counter Culture font

Counter Culture font

My font Counter Culture was a winner in the Fontstruct Reverse Competition. It can be downloaded for free from the fontstruct website (requires login) and comes with a non-commercial no derivatives creative commons licence. Counter Culture was also featured in the Typography category of the Behance Graphic Design Gallery.

hoek, elza and planetarium

Hoek (in red), elza and Planetarium fonts image from judging blog post

My font Hoek was a winner in the Serif Competition. Hoek, elza and Planetarium can also be downloaded for free.

Typodarium 2017

September 29, 2016 § Leave a comment

Bevelon Font, Typodarium 2017

Bevelon Font, Typodarium 2017

Typodarium 2017, the daily dose of typography with 365 fonts by 263 designers from 30 countries is out. I am honoured to have two of my fonts featured in this tear-off calendar on Sunday 12 February (Bevelon) and Tuesday 19 September (the Pattern Exchange). Can’t wait to get my copies in the post…

Typodarium 2016

September 25, 2015 § Leave a comment

I am very happy to have five of my fonts included in the beautifully produced Typodarium 2016. Typodarium 2016 is a colourful tear-off calendar that features 366 fonts by 223 designers from 32 countries. My fonts are Pacemaker Backslant (20 January), Spacepixel (22 March), Levelrebel (11 July), Bullwhacker (25 September and back of the box) and Southbound (21 December). Typodarium 2015 is for sale through a number of bookshops and on amazon.

The Pattern Exchange

February 8, 2015 § 1 Comment

Resonance, Papercut, 6 x 320cm x 100cm, 2015

Resonance, detail, Papercut, 6x320cmx100cm, 2015

The Pattern Exchange, Temple Bar, Dublin, 2015

The Pattern Exchange, Temple Bar, Dublin, 2015

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, 06 February – 28 March 2015, Paul Bokslag, Sarah Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Sarah Lincoln, Fiona McDonald, Studio Weave

The Pattern Exchange is an exhibition, guest curated by Rosie Lynch and Hollie Kearns, which presents existing work from Irish artists Sarah Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Sarah Lincoln and Fiona McDonald, with new commissions by Paul Bokslag (IE/NL) and architecture practice Studio Weave (UK). Taking pattern as a point of departure, the exhibition explores patterns of knowledge, material production, labour, and patterns of movement and change within urban and natural landscapes.

I have installed a large scale paper cut for The Pattern Exchange and also developed the display font for this exhibition. The Pattern Exchange font can be downloaded for free from the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios website.

Typodarium 2015

October 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

I was delighted to find out that five of my fonts were selected for Typodarium 2015, the typographic tear-off calendar. This year it features 365 fonts by 223 designers from 31 countries. The fonts are solituda (25 januari), Switchboard (23 July), Playroom (8 April), Hide & Seek (25 September) and Pelicano (21 December). Typodarium 2015 is for sale through a number of bookshops and on amazon.

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