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Warsaw Types NEW TYPEFACES FOR WARSAW

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Warsaw Types NEW TYPEFACES FOR WARSAW

Warsaw Types project is organised and coordinated by Miastodwa Culturemaking Association. The project is cofunded by the City of Warsaw.

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Warsaw Types is a series of typographic research and design workshops, that took place in 2016 in Warsaw. The result is 12 new typefaces, inspired by the Warsaw’s local urban typographic heritage, that until now, has gone largely unexplored. Fonts were created by young designers, who worked under the guidance of top most experienced Polish typographers and researchers. The goal of Warsaw Types is to contribute high quality, original fonts to the open source community. But we also want to put a spotlight on the vanishing handmade typo culture, which in our opinion is worth preserving and can become a fresh resource of design inspiration. During the research phase, participants took onto the streets to explore and document the most interesting cases of handcrafted signage, modernist neons, stone engravings, vintage murals, etc. This exploration, supported by archives, became the inspiration for new typefaces. All effects of our work will be available for free and for everyone to use on our website: kroje.org Workshop mentors: Michał Jarociński Viktoriya Grabowska Łukasz Dziedzic Adam Twardoch Jan Franciszek Cieślak Rene Wawrzkiewicz Guest speakers: Jarosław Zieliński Agata Szydłowska

Warsaw Types project is organised and coordinated by Miastodwa Culturemaking Association, in cooperation with Design Crit. The project is run in cooperation with, and cofunded by the City of Warsaw.

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Workshops and lectures took place in the venues and gardens of: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw PaństwoMiasto PM na Trawie OsiemPrzezDwa Motyka i Słońce We are very grateful for the space and great atmosphere.


www.kroje.org


HAVANA

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Warsaw Types


HAVANA

variations: • regular characters set:

“Havana” font i inspired by Warsaw neon signs from before 1989. Just like the lettering of that period, the “Havava” design is detail oriented, coherent and sophisticated. Some letters are directly drawn from specific signs – letters “K” and “m” from “Kosmetyki” or letter “t” from “Mister” sign. The font’s name itself refers to a former cafe “Havana” in Warsaw.

CE, WE

JOANNA ANGULSKA Graduated from the Graphic and Communication Design Dept. on Poznań Fine Arts University. Specializes in logo, layout and branding design. Participant and a speaker in “Plaster” and “Typolub” conferences. https://www.behance.net/JoannaAngulska

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APROPAL

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APROPAL

variations: • display

In the old Warsaw’s urban slang, Apropal means a small time crook. This font is inspired by the “Czytelnik” bookstore, the information signage from Warsaw’s Zoo, and designs found in the “Lettering Techniques” book manual, by Jan Wojeński. “Apropal” is a sans-serif display font, ideal for decorative signs, also with a vertical text direction.

characters set: CE, WE

RAFAŁ BUCHNER Graduated from the Graphic Design Dept. on Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. Type designer for “Tygodnik Powszechny” weekly magazine, “History Meeting House” and others. Cooperated with „Bęc Zmiana” Cultural Foundation, Polish Modern Art Foundation, and “Znak” monthly magazine. https://www.instagram.com/gugutthemonster/

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REWIR

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REWIR

variations: • regular • bold characters set:

„Rewir” is a way-finding font. The letter shapes are inspired by a small sign found on the backyard of a tenement house in Warsaw. The project is a proposal for corpote font to be used on plates and signage on official city and state buildings. The font is very legible, also in the varying viewing conditions. It can be used for official plates, letterheads, public transit information, etc. The design combines the history of Warsaw’s lettering and the requirements of a modern city.

CE, WE

ROBERT JARZEC Type, lettering, information architecture and user experience designer. Graduated from the Letter Design Workshop on Poznań Fine Arts University and Cultural Studies on Adam Mickiewicz University. Currently teaching on Poznań Fine Arts University. https://www.behance.net/robertjarzec

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BAJADERKA

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BAJADERKA

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“Bajaderka” font is inspired by lettering of the small signage tablets found in Warsaw shops. The letters feature details typical for traditional calligraphy, with visible brush strokes, referring to the charming style of Warsaw’s sign painters.

• regular characters set: CE, WE

BEATA KUREK Graduated from the Graphic and Communication Design Dept. on Poznań Fine Arts University. As a LoveLetters Studio, she designs fonts and lettering based on calligraphic writing. She also teaches lettering on workshops. Participant of “Bękart” and “Jasnowidze” projects. https://www.facebook.com/lovelettersstudiopl

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NOCTURNE

Warsaw Types

Nocturne_Serif

«Øßcar Hansen» {WÄŘŞZÀẄȘKĪ MÕDÊRNIŽM}

Fryðeryk Čhõpin

«Трёхгрошовой опере»

RZECZPOSPOLITA Zâkłåď {Kämiěŋiărşki} ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRST U V W X YZabcdefg h ijk l m nopqrst uv w x y z fi ffi ff fff fb ffb fh ffh fk ffk fj ffj ¤ $ € £ ¥ ¢ « » ‹ › { } [ ] ( ) ¿? ! ¡ # • * † ‡ А БВГД ЕЁ ЖЗИ Й К Л М НОП Р С Т УФХ Ч Ц Ш Щ ЬЪ Ы Э Ю Я а б в г д е ё ж з и й к л м нопрс т уфх ч ц ш щ ьъы эюя

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NOCTURNE

variations: • thin • ultralight • light • regular • medium • bold • heavy

“Nocturne” font is inspired by the lettering on stone tablets commemorating the victims of World War II, and prewar Jewish shop signage. “Nocturne” is a text font that features clean geometrical shapes, high contrast and is modernist in character.

characters set: CE, WE, SE, Cyrillic

MATEUSZ MACHALSKI Graduated from the Graphic Design Dept. on Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. Specializes in corporate identity and type design. Designer of the visual identity of the Lech Wałęsa Solidarity Award and the family of 42 fonts for the Tupperware corporation. Art director of “Warsawholic” magazine. www.machalski.wtf

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MAGIEL

Warsaw Types

Magiel Ðişpläy «telefunken w Lombardzie»

Tëaţř & Ľälķăŕßkï

Kino Atlantic 2016 ABCDEFGHI JKLMNOPQR STUVWXYZ abcdefghijkl mnopqrstuv wxyz!?«»(){} 1234567890

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MAGIEL

variations: • hairline • black

„Magiel” is a geometrical display font, inspired by amateur signage lettering from the communist period. Letters contain some characteristic “defects” and “mistakes” that could be found in signs, tablets and posters from the 1945–1989 period.

characters set: CE, WE, SE

MATEUSZ MACHALSKI Graduated from the Graphic Design Dept. on Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. Specialises in corporate identity and type design. Designer of the visual identity of the Lech Wałęsa Solidarity Award and the family of 42 fonts for the Tupperware corporation. Art director of “Warsawholic” magazine. www.machalski.wtf

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OLYMPIC

Warsaw Types

�Olympic� konstantynopolitańczykiewiczówna

KRÖNUNG ACHTERHOEDE kaffepunch réttlætis chateau größe

gelegenheidsdichter Printemps trompeur au Brésil étais

wszystkie tajemnice chłopięcych spóźnień czułość męka

KEHOLD MÅGEHØG FRIÐA

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OLYMPIC

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„Olympic” is an elegant display font. The design is inspired by Warsaw’s signage and typography from the 70’s. This font is modern and universal, but with a dash nostalgia for the Warsaw’s style of the past.

• regular characters set: CE, WE, SE

LUDKA NIEZGODA Student of the Graphic Design Dept. on Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. Scholar of the National Children’s Fund. She is a lettering and type designer. https://www.behance.net/nieludka

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CYRULIK

Warsaw Types

KEBAB I HUBA BUBA wszystko czego szukasz znajdziesz w stolicy The Cyklop typeface was designed in the 1920s by the Warsaw “Idźkowski i S-ka” foundry.

NIEZATRUDNIONYM WSTĘP WZBROBNIONY

WARSZAWA è la capitale della Polonia

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CYRULIK

variations: • regular • round • stencil

“Cyrulik” is inspired by technical stencil lettering found on electrical and mechanical devices in Warsaw, and a prewar headline display font “Cyklop” used in a newspaper called “Cyrulik Warszawski”. The font design combines a strong and sturdy form with delicate and modern details, reflecting the contemporary character of Warsaw.

characters set: CE, WE, SE

MACIEJ POŁCZYŃSKI Graduated from the Art of New Media Dept. on Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology. Specializes in type design, branding and animation. Scholar of the Type Directors Club. https://www.behance.net/krzyweto

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TAGGER

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TAGGER

variations: • regular

“Tagger” is inspired by Warsaw’s graffiti tags. It’s a modern script font with a dynamic character and casual forms. Tagger is a perfect fit for visual identity of bars, restaurants, shops. It can also be used for menus, price tags, labels and announcements.

characters set: CE, WE, SE

ZUZANNA ROGATTY Graphic designer specialising in visual identity, lettering and typography. Graduated from the Graphic and Communication Design Dept. on Poznań Fine Arts University. Designer at Mamastudio. She is the author of the visual identity for Two Shores Festival, FAMA Festival, and others. Rogatty’s work was featured on several exhibitions such as: „Places of Origin: Polish Graphic Design in Context”, “Polish Logo Design Exhibition” and “Typopolo”. www.rogatty.com

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ZAKŁAD

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ZAKŁAD

variations:

„Zakład” is a display font designed for use on signage and posters. Font’s massive and sturdy construction was inspired the blocky geometrical letters from the Warsaw’s craftsmen shops. Its form is characteristic and noticeable.

• regular

characters set: CE, WE

SZYMON SZNAJDER Graduated from the Fine Arts University in Poznań, with the masters degree in type design. Received multiple awards and citations. His work was included in the Graduation Projects Review. Recipient of the Maria Dokowicz scholarship. Currently he is works both on commercial projects, as well as a lecturer on Fine Arts University in Poznań. www.typolis.pl

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LOMBARD

Warsaw Types

Lombard

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LOMBARD

variations: • regular

„Lombard” font is a combination of an expressive script inspired by traditional Warsaw’s neon lettering and block letters typical for local craftsmen signage. The design was influenced by the “Jubiler” neon sign. This combination resulted in a font that is decorative and yet modular.

characters set: CE, WE

ANIA WIELUŃSKA Student of the Graphic Design Dept. on Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. Designer, painter and lithography artist. Interested in script fonts. Received scholarships from the Ministry of Culture and Type Directors Club. https://www.behance.net/aniawielunska

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PRAHO

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PRAHO

variations:

“Praho” is inspired by large contrasts and narrow shapes, found in fonts used in Warsaw before 1989, specifically on older street and shop signage. The result is an original modern typeface with a strong local vibe.

• regular

characters set: CE, WE

MACIEJ WŁOCZEWSKI Student of the Graphic Design Dept. on Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. Type designer and a photographer. https://www.behance.net/mwtype

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Koordynatorzy projektu

MICHAŁ JAROCIŃSKI Mentor and a typographic expert at the Warsaw Types project. Graduated from the Graphic Design Dept. on Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. One of the most renowned professional type designers in Poland, founder of Dada Studio. Teaches type design at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. dadastudio.pl

RENE WAWRZKIEWICZ Curator and coordinator of the Warsaw Types project. Graphic designer, researcher and design curator. Cofounder of Mamastudio, Design Critic Workshop, and Graphic Designers Association (STGU). Initiator of many design events and exhibitions, such as „Graphic Skills Fair”, „Typopolo”, „Second Polish Logo Design Exhibition”, and others. Introduced Polish type designers on the „TypoBerlin” Conference.

JAN FRANCISZEK CIEŚLAK Curator and coordinator of the Warsaw Types project. Graphic designer, full stack programmer and urban activist. Cofounder of Miastodwa Culturemaking Association. Researches the urban visual identity. Initiator of multiple projects connecting designers, local communities, urban researchers and activists. facebook.com/miastodwa

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Images come from Warsaw Types project archives. Photo nr 2. – National Digital Archive. Photo nr 10. – Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. The full archive will be available on http://.kroje.org


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Joanna Angulska Rafał Buchner Robert Jarzec Beata Kurek Mateusz Machalski Ludka Niezgoda Maciej Połczyński Zuzanna Rogatty Szymon Sznajder Ania Wieluńska Maciej Włoczewski

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Warsaw Types – catalog  

Catalog of the Warsaw Types. More here: https://kroje.org

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