One One Two Three

October 17th, 2018

For Fedrigoni Plus, a collection of fine UK-held papers, MuirMcNeil were invited to design an A1 folding poster as part of a series of limited edition prints curated by TM Studio. The series theme is ‘addition, expansion and augmentation’. Our response, printed in two metallics + silver foil blocking on Sirio Ultra Black, uses Fibonacci […]

Projections by Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola

October 13th, 2018

Originally trained as an architect, Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola works with moving image and data projection techniques to explore relationships between language and its context in the environment. Several of his recent projects have made excellent use of the precise calibration of various type systems by MuirMcNeil in huge projections of words, literary texts and poems in […]

New typeface release – Bisect

July 20th, 2018

Bisect is a monospaced geometric type system produced by MuirMcNeil in collaboration with Natasha Lucas who began working on the design for the typeface when studying at the London College of Communication. Bisect has been cut in three versions. These are designed to register precisely with one another in layers, allowing users to exploit the […]

Eye 94 cover design wins two more awards

May 7th, 2018

Our variable data cover design for Eye 94 received two further accolades last week – a D&AD pencil and Gold at the Society of Publication Designers 53rd Annual Awards in New York.

New typeface release – THD Sentient

February 2nd, 2018

Designed by Tim Hutchinson in collaboration with MuirMcNeil, THD Sentient is an all-capitals monolinear type family cut in four weights. It was originally created in a single weight for the exhibition ‘Beyond 2001: New Horizons’, a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Stanley Kubrick archive at the London College of Communication which opened in […]

Panopticon in use – Guarro Casas Calendar 2018

January 5th, 2018

MuirMcNeil’s Panopticon type system has been featured in a 2018 desk calendar for a paper manufacturer by Wladimir Marnich of Marnich Associates, Barcelona. Marnich has been showcasing MuirMcneil typefaces on calendars promoting Guarro Casas papers since 2015. The 2018 edition uses Panopticon’s precise multilayering features to generate 365 individual settings printed in black and white […]

Catherine Griffiths – A-E-I-O-U #5

December 28th, 2017

Collidescape is the fifth installation work in an ongoing improvisation with the vowels A-E-I-O-U designed by Catherine Griffiths. The serial works explore material, spatial, cultural and contextual terms; the abstract construction of the letter shapes (line, curve, circle); and the speech sounds that these elicit. This composition, in white ceramic ink, applied digitally to a […]

Eye 94 – ‘Cover of the Year’ at Stack Awards, 2017

November 27th, 2017

Eye Magazine won ‘Cover of the Year’ for 2017 at the Stack Awards, held at the Queen of Hoxton in London on 20 November. Eye’s innovative approach to generating 8000 unique covers for issue 94 clearly resonated with the judges for this category, Steven Heller and Jaap Biemans. Their reflections on the potential for variable […]

Pleasure in the Process

September 14th, 2017

Eye 94, a ‘Type Special’ features a series of articles under the heading ‘Mightier than the pen: systems of type’ covering ‘parametric, geometric and constructed fonts’. In ’Pleasure in the process’, Eye’s editor, John L. Walters, considers MuirMcNeil’s approach to designing constructed typefaces ‘through mathematics, systems and experimentation, pushing hard at the boundaries of alphabetic […]

Type Tuesday: Systems of Type

September 8th, 2017

For Eye Magazine’s Type Tuesday on 5 September 2017 at The St Bride Institute, we gave a talk on our work within the historical context of systems approaches to type design and presented the story of the Eye 94 cover development. The event was concluded with a panel discussion chaired by John L. Walters (Editor, […]