Femme Type | Celebrating Women in the Type Industry

Recently surpassing an impressive 11,000 followers on Instagram after just over 6 months from start-up, we’re talking about Femme Type, a platform celebrating women in the type industry. Founded by ex UAL’s Chelsea College of Arts attendant Amber Weaver, the Femme Type (@femmetype) social media feed hosts and growing bank of beautiful references to some very talented creatives who push out font designs, typefaces, type-focused graphic design solutions, lettering and 3D artists and many more.

Femme Type | Yeshen Venema

Shortly after the page popped up, in partnership with People of Print (In Perpetuum) they launched a Kickstarter that hoped to part-fund a 272page publication that featured over 40 women and their wonderful work. Within a short 72 hours, they had reached their goal, and in July 2019, they’re Femme Type Book was officially published. They launched at Signature Brew Taproom selling their merch, and live printing artworks from the book including My Name Is Wendy and Johanne Lian Olsen.

Caterina Bianchini | Yeshen Venema

Split into three sections, essays, type design and typography, the book features an array of beautiful work and over 80 type projects by type designers, typographers, studios and type-focused creatives. A special feature includes foreword is written by Good Type (@goodtype) Founder Brooke Robinson taking an interesting approach of discussing how type as a whole has fused a huge community of people right from experts in the profession to those who just relate to the phrase or style of lettering of what they see.

Interview with Julia Kahl Co-Founder of Slanted Publishers | Yeshen Venema

The book, printed in partnership with printers Pressision Ltd, hit the stores and is stocked in a variety of global stockists including the likes of Colours May Vary, Tate Modern shop, Artwords Bookshop, Foyles, Magalleria, Magma Stores, Papercut, Shreeji Newsagents, Site Gallery, Tender Books, Draw Downs Books USA, Printed Matter USA, Counter Print, McNally Jackson, Do you Readme?!, Basheer Graphic Books and more.

My Name is Wendy | Yeshen Venema
Tamara Arkatova | Yeshen Venema

We hope to see many other exciting things happen on this wonderful platform and can’t wait to see what else they’ll be doing for the design community.