Type nuts and those who dig great graphic design – and indeed, great tops – will likely go loopy over a new range of T-shirts celebrating the craft of letterforms.
The Type in Focus range from Everpress bills itself as “a celebration of type intended to inspire the next generation of type designers.” The range of 40 designs have been created by a glittering list of design talent including Colophon, Bureau Borsche, Studio Dumbar, Superimpose, A Practice For Everyday Life, Fraser Muggeridge and a whole load more.
Each of the designers or studios created their work according to the theme ’emotion’—a broad notion that’s naturally produced a varied range of approaches from the trendy, rave-leaning work of Superimpose to the politically leaning, no-nonsense all caps design from Anthony Burrill.
Among our favourites is Fabio Furlani’s stunning piece, which uses typography so abstract as to be barely legible, and thanks to its use of bright yellow against black and small sun-like graphic devices have something of an astrological feel.
The designers and studios we’ve not already mentioned who are participating in the project are Pangram Pangram, The Crystal Beach, Élise Rigollet, Kris Andrew Small, Regular Practice, Patrick Savile, The Yarza Twins, and Jacob Wise. There’s also Jackson Green, Travis Kane, Superimpose, Studio Triple, Justin Sloane, Pierre Dufresne, and Femme Type. Plus Gregory Page, Deep Gnome, Raoul Gottschling, Simen Røyseland, Kristina Bartosova, Jesse Johanning, Fabio Furlani, Johannes Schnatmann, Julien Hebert, Josh Saunders, Vivien Hoffmann, Koln Studio, Thomas Bauer, Hans Findling, Velvetine Type Foundry and Alex Slobzheninov.
Everpress has long worked with exciting design and illustration talent thanks to its unusual model of working with artists, designers, indie music labels and the like to create more ethical clothing with no waste. Creatives can simply upload their work online and sell them through the platform in campaigns that usually run for 30 days, meaning that the pieces not only often sell out, but that the designers themselves don’t have to worry about the faff of production, postage and distribution.
The T-shirts are available to buy from today, 28 February until Monday 23 March 2020. To grab yourself one, visit www.everpress.com.