This issue of Posterzine® not only showcases the incredible type foundry FontPeople, but launches a custom font for Grafik Media Ltd.
The typeface named GRAFIK BLACK is a headline font designed to reflect the strong-willed and independent nature of Grafik Media. It is helping to fund the relaunch of Grafik magazine, a bi-monthly publication featuring the world’s leading graphic design and visual culture.
To create theGrafiktypeface,Posterzine® teamed up withFontPeople— the world’s first full-service independent type foundry. In just two years,FontPeoplehas grown from concept to a foundry with a 20-strong font library. Here Founder Jason Harcombetalks through thethinking behind Grafik Black, his quest for simplicity, and how his foundry is democratising type.
Grafikwas founded in 2003 and became one of the most popular design magazines in print, but sadly ran its last issue in 2011. With the help of the global design community, we’re working alongside Grafik Media Ltd to bring Grafik back as a printed publication. You can find out more and purchase the font yourself at grafik.net.
Posterzine®is People of Print's monthly publishing project taking the form of a mini-magazine which folds out into a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm). Printed by Pressision Ltd using CMYK onto quality G.F.Smith paper.
Direction:Marcroy Smith Design:Tom Sutcliffe Editor: Kate Hollowood