|As a sample font, FRISCO_REMIX represents a special group of graphic and typeface designers. Not so much because they share they same views or esthetics, but merely because of they share a geographic location: The Bay Area in California with San Francisco as its epicenter. |
For this font, each designer created a lowercase and a capital, as a specimen for their design style, esthetics, humor, visual language, craftsman ship or philosophy.
Space was initially the theme for the assignment. What does space mean in a typographic context, other than pushing the space bar or spacing the letters in a word? Can type design express the quality of what space is or can be? Although a letter can be anything, and anything can be a letter, the intention is to create something within the designers design philosophies.
Although all experiments were welcome, to compose a working alphabet, letters and numerals were required to represent their
| || corresponding key on the key board. As one can imagine, a wide variation of wonderful ideas and designs returned over the last summer months. Designs pushing the concept of the theme, challenging the letter form, designs celebrating pure decoration, and others as a gentle smile or as a provocative comment. |
The Republic of Type proudly presents the work of 34 type designers, letter artists and illustrators: Michael Abbink, Erik Adigard, Bob Aufuldish, Mike Bartalos, John Bielenberg, Adam Brodsley, Rod Cavazos, Richard Chang, G. Dan Covert, Claudia Dallendörfer, Joshua Distler, Edward Fella, Mark Fox, David Lance Goines, Stefan Hattenbach, Eric Heiman, Jim Parkinson, Rudy Vanderlans, John Hersey, Allistair Johnston, Jeff Keedy, Max Kisman, Mike Kohnke, Joe Kral, Jean-Benoit Lévy, Zuzana Licko, Peter Lofting, Joachim Müller-Lancé, Dennis Pasco, Doug Raphael, Erik Spiekermann, Sumner Stone, Joe VanDerBos, Mark Winn, Delve Withrington.