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ISTD 2014 Award Winners

Last edited January 21, 2015

The ISTD is an international society whose mission is to raise awareness and interest in all forms of typographic communication. Promoting typographic standards and excellence, their awards are one of the most highly sought after accolades in the industry.

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Antithesis illustrates the concept of tension between three unequal poles. Each of the three members of the display family relate to each other in a very high visual contrast. The Regular is a rather blocky Serif, the Italic a connected Script and the Bold a heavy Sans. Each is designed to accompany any of the two others to produce compositions with high visual tension. In creating an... Read More

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The premise for FF Ernestine came from the search for a versatile monolinear text face whose design could transmit seemingly opposite feelings. Its designer, Nina Stössinger, hoped to develop a solution that would feel inviting, but also serious; somewhat feminine, but not too swirly-girly – at once both charming and sturdy. The design’s rather large x-height and wide, open shapes allow it to... Read More

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FF Mark is one of the most iconic geometric sans serif typefaces of our time. Created by German type designers Hannes von Döhren, Christoph Koeberlin, and the FontFont Type Department in 2013, this versatile family draws on historical examples from German geometry in the 1920s. With additional creative input of Erik Spiekermann, they created a contemporary interpretation of classic German... Read More

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Frank Grießhammer started FF Quixo out as graduation project while studying in the Type and Media program at KABK Den Haag. Learning pointed-pen calligraphy, he explored a more casual dimension by interpreting the model with different-sized brushes. In the typeface presented at graduation each of the weights is based on a different writing tool. Afterward, the concept was re-evaluated and... Read More

Veronika Burian and José Scaglione
TypeTogether 2011
Veronika Burian and José Scaglione
TypeTogether 2014
Veronika Burian and José Scaglione
TypeTogether 2011
Veronika Burian and José Scaglione
TypeTogether 2012
Gerard Unger
TypeTogether 2014
FontFont 2014
Veronika Burian and José Scaglione
Hrant Papazian and Nina Stössinger
FontFont 2011
Hannes von Döhren, Christoph Koeberlin and FontFont Type Department
FontFont 2006
Frank Grießhammer
FontFont 2013