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Complete family of 2 fonts: $48.00
Newspeak Font Family was designed by Jonathan Barnbrook and published by Barnbrook Fonts. Newspeak contains 2 styles and family package options.

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Newspeak Family

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About Newspeak Font Family

Newspeak is a display typeface based upon Soviet architectural forms from the Stalinist period (spanning the 1930s—'50s). Stalinist architecture is now considered unsightly and without aesthetic merit, yet it has a strange beauty, hinting at an unrealised utopia (while its function was to buttress a brutal dictatorship). Inspiration was also drawn from the Cyrillic alphabet which, to kids growing up in Western Europe in the '70s and '80s, was a cipher for an alternative way of living – Cyrillic letterforms represented the exotic, familiarity-twice-removed universe of Eastern Bloc states. When you visited a communist country you were confronted with unfamiliar typography that reinforced your sense of alienation and unease that there existed a real, if imperfect, working alternative to consumerism.

Designers: Jonathan Barnbrook

Publisher: Barnbrook Fonts

Foundry: Barnbrook Fonts

Design Owner: Barnbrook Fonts

MyFonts debut: Aug 18, 2003


About Barnbrook Fonts

The font foundry of designers Barnbrook and Jonathan Barnbrook, formerly known as Virusfonts. Creators of Emigre Fonts Exocet, Mason and Priori. Designers of David Bowie Record covers. Iconoclastic collaborators with Damien Hirst and Adbusters. Branders for major museums, locations and art biennales. The studio is based in London and continues to work on a wide variety of cultural and musical projects and museum exhibitions.

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