2016
Typeface design, print design—
Lamplugh Sans
  • Best Awards 2017—Silver
  • AGDA Student Awards 2017—Distinction, Craft
  • AGDA Student Awards 2017—Distinction, Print

Lamplugh Sans (lamp-low) roots lie in nineteenth and twentieth century European grotesques, particularly Stephenson Blake’s Grotesque No. 6. The rudimentary construction of these early grotesques has been heavily rationalised through more a monolinear and geometric model, drawing from influences including Milieu’s Maison Neue and Brezel Grotesk, Lineto’s Circular, and Kris Sowersby’s National and Founders Grotesk.

The face is distinguished through a number of unconventional features, such as the curved arm and leg on the k and R. These idiosyncrasies lend a degree of wit and charm, whilst not distracting from the overall impression of the text on the page.

Offered in two complementary styles—Text and Display—each has been specifically designed to function at their respective optical sizes.

Lamplugh Sans was my first serious foray into type design. It requires a lot of work before I would be comfortable releasing it publically, so therefore it is currently not available to license. I plan on revisting the conceptual and aesthetic foundations of the typeface as a full family at some point in the future.

Completed at Ara Institute of Canterbury.

  • Best Awards 2017—Silver
  • AGDA Student Awards 2017—Distinction, Craft
  • AGDA Student Awards 2017—Distinction, Print
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