Newspeak is based on letterforms from stalinist russia. Showing a decadent visual tendency with a sinister political undertone. The name Newspeak comes from the novel ‘1984’ by George Orwell-a language invented so that people cannot express themselves outside the politics of the dictatorship in power.
Drawn originally in the 1960s in Yugoslavia as a logo for the shopfronts of the state-owned clothes company “Standard Konfekcija” by Vinko Ozic-Pajic. This ‘digital’ looking font was originally constructed by shaping a piece of rope into the letterform shapes to keep the font ‘fluid’. The shops no longer exist, having all been closed around 2001, after the fall of Communism.
Coma is the torpor that we all live in every day of our lives. Coma was originally designed to be used with Japanese alphabets, The font is based on a square so that it can be easily used horizontally or vertically.
A utilitarian display typeface with a muscular character, Doctrine Stencil is the revolutionary comrade of the text typeface Doctrine. From the obscure starting point of the North Korean national airline livery, Doctrine Stencil has grown to encompass a series of more mature typographic influences. By blending elements of twentieth-century neo-grotesque, humanist and geometric styles, Doctrine Stencil is at once universal and idiosyncratic. Doctrine Stencil is informed mid-twentieth-century modernism, yet is more human and less clinical than many modernist faces. The rounded, lighter weights speak with graceful composure whilst the large x-height, low contrast and squarer, heavier weights give Doctrine Stencil an affable charm and a persuasive voice.