Serving up a welcome dose of the ‘most trendsetting, forward-thinking and provocative type specimens produced in the last decade’, we’re obsessed with Lars Harmsen and Marian Misiak’s newly published book of independent type specimens, ‘Support Independent Type—the New Culture of Type Specimens’.
Published by Slanted in December 2020, Support Independent Type collates and curates a collection of awe-inspiring type specimens. Documenting the new culture of physical and digital specimens, alongside an exploration of their impact on design and typographic culture at large, this publication shines a light on shifts in the industry and a new design culture.
Forming a manifesto for the future of independent type, Support Independent Type showcases a ton of freshly designed fonts from independent foundries and designers, and aims to deliver a message on the importance of supporting them.
Exhibiting over 400 specimens and celebrating the most adventurous, intriguing type design today, the carefully selected collection gives a ‘glimpse into the adventurous shift of this creative industry’, and highlights the pivotal points of growth explorative specimens can become. The authors believe ‘independent type design reflects culture in its ambition to build an exciting alternative to the monolithic corporate font giants’.
‘In that spirit’ they add, ‘we put together a collection of the most trendsetting, forward-thinking and provocative type specimens produced in the last decade’. Both a joy of inspiration and an invitation to consider the future of independent type, this is a truly special publication and a one of a kind manifesto. Support Independent Type—the New Culture of Type Specimens is available for purchase now.