11 May 2014

Today's typography

From Standing Room Only, 2:26 pm on 11 May 2014

There's a bewildering and ever-expanding choice of typefaces available these days. Companies are prepared to spend a lot of money commissioning unique typefaces and logos - letters which will look good in print and, increasingly, on screen. At the forefront of type design is British graphic designer Paul Barnes, who has designed Guardian Egyptian for the Guardian newspaper, numbers for football players' jerseys and the logo for model Kate Moss. Paul was in New Zealand recently as a guest of The Designers Institute of New Zealand.