About this font family
Michael Stipe and Chris Bilheimer have been creating all of the art and design for R.E.M. together for 15 years. Their work together has garnered 3 Grammy nominations for Best Package Design and sold more than 15 million copies world-wide. Both attended the fine arts program at the University of Georgia. Michael Stipe, singer and lyricist, formed R.E.M. in 1980. Bilheimer began working with the band in 1994. While continuing to sing with R.E.M., Stipe is also an avid photographer and film producer. Bilheimer continues to work in the music industry, art directing bands such as Green Day and Weezer.
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From time to time, Chris would approach me with technical issues regarding the build of fonts for the various projects he was working on. Over the years, I have been able to help with some great work for R.E.M. and Green Day. I eventually approached Chris, asking him to release these to the public…in each case, the fonts would need considerable engineering, creation of missing glyphs and diacritics to make the offering more desirable globally—I was more than willing to do this in order to make these available. Three fonts were chosen for the collection. Each are texturally unique and wonderful representations of the kinetic and interpretative qualities type, design and music can produce.
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