Artwork by Monotype, at Monotype
As part of Clerkenwell Design Week, typeface design company Monotype opened their London studio up to the public. I was lucky enough to have a quick look round and to speak briefly to Dan Rhatigan, one of Monotype’s Type Directors.
They had a number of artefacts on display (which I will cover in a separate post), however I was particularly taken by the artwork on their walls which were clearly ‘an inside job’!
Each piece takes the name of a different typeface as a starting point, and arranges letters from that typeface into a form that gives a literal (and somewhat humorous) depiction of the name. Hence, Baskerville is represented by a wolf howling at the moon, Gill Sans by a fish and finally, Strayhorn by a Rhinoceros.