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November 29, 2016 - No Comments!

Why U Reading This For?

Ever taken a picture of a hand drawn dick on the side of a bus stop, or laughed at some vulgar graffiti? If you answered yes, then you'll probably like our side project — Why U Reading This For?.
We like crudely drawn cocks and grammatically incorrect graffiti, and until a few months ago, we collected these hidden treasures for nothing more than to laugh at, and occasionally put one on Twitter.

We then thought it would be a good idea to showcase the poetic nature of the glorious street-word, and Why U Reading This For? was born. We love type, and we love Sheffield, so what better than a project highlighting the views of real Sheffield people, putting them across in their own way?

The name comes from a scruffily written message on Lady's Bridge — which sums up this project pretty perfectly.

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Words are great. Throw a few together and they can make you feel something. Take those words and write them somewhere public, and it can create something hilarious, peculiar, and in some cases, a bit disturbing. And they're everywhere — and you don't even realise it. Political views, offensive phrases, random sentences, drug advice, sex advice, sinister warnings, dad jokes, music reviews, satire sayings, personal opinions, messages of love — it's all out there, and it's all bloody amazing.

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You can follow the project on Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr. If you spot some street-words we haven't, please send them through to [email protected] or hit us up on Twitter.

November 15, 2016 - 2 comments

Charnwood Typeface

Charnwood is a typeface inspired by a routed sign I saw at Chatsworth House in the Summer.  The sign was sat in front of a 40-piece orchestra, from Loughborough. The routing of the sign gave the font a rounded, yet angular quality, with odd thick & thin areas, which I thought were really nice.

I'll be working on the full typeface, with 3 weights – Soprano, Tenor and Bass, for release early next year.

If you like the typeface, or have any ideas around a specific use for it, I'm all ears.

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