Designed by Chris Jackson and Nick Kapica, the ‘1974’ clock is made from 3mm ABS with custom 3D printed hands. The numerals 1; 9; 7; 4, which are part of the clock face, use MuirMcNeil’s FF ThreeSix 31. The typeface was chosen by the designers ‘for its geometric clarity and its visual similarity to the CNC cutting paths that informed design development’.
The 1974 clock can be purchased at the Northwards Design store.
Catherine Griffiths has used MuirMcNeil TwoPoint for her ‘U’ on the front page of the Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, MA) daily newspaper ‘Alphabet Project’. Curated by artist Anna Schuleit Haber and commissioned by the Fitchburg Art Museum, the project ran from 13 July – 11 August 2015.
Twenty-six typographers were invited to contribute one original letter each to this project around which daily news and found urban stories are arranged.
Griffiths combined three TwoPoint ‘U’s – the magenta set upright, the yellow tilted one way, cyan the other, with the request that the newspaper avoided printing text over the magenta U.
‘This work of art is a limited-edition, daily experiment that explores visual language systems, the transport of text, and the shaping and meaning of news, both local and non-local. The project spans twenty-six days and highlights art, poetry, and news-stories that appear, not inside the paper but on its front page. The art is the newspaper, and the newspaper is the art.’ Fitchburg Art Museum.
Michael Beirut and his team at Pentagram New York have used FF ThreeSix 10 for The Bridge at Cornell Tech logotype – seen here in a frame from a teaser video produced to announce this major campus development which is scheduled to open in 2017.
MuirMcNeil and London College of Communication have been invited by Design Museum to host #FontSunday on the theme ‘Type, System, Grid’. The focus will be on letters, words and texts as geometric units in the architecture of visual communication.
Twitter, Sunday 14 June 2015, 12.00–16.00
Our identity for London College of Communication Summer Shows is up and visible (in mirror finish) at the Elephant & Castle. The School of Media Show ran from 05–11 June, the School of Design Show will be open from 19–27 June.
We’ll be featuring the project in full on our site soon, but meanwhile you can read more in this article at designboom.
(Photo: Lewis Bush)
MuirMcNeil’s Nine Metric type system has been showcased in a 2015 promotional desk calendar for a paper manufacturer by Wladimir Marnich of Marnich Associates, Barcelona. The Guarro Casas 2015 calendar uses Nine Metric’s precise multilayering features to generate 365 individual settings printed in silver on a range of coloured papers.
Nayeli Zimmermann and Thomas Le Bas of SV Associates Berlin have put FF ThreeSix 21 to excellent use in their A2 poster for KMU-kooperativ. We’re delighted to see how effective ThreeSix 21 is for reading at small sizes in extended text as well as for headlines.
Catherine Griffiths has designed this poster / GIF using TwoPoint from MuirMcNeil (in combination with Akkurat from Lineto) to announce the performance of a new work from award-winning Berlin-based choreographer Oliver Connew which will be staged in Wellington and then Auckland, New Zealand, in early February 2015.
The design makes clever use of the animation potential inherent in TwoPoint (a common feature of all MuirMcNeil type systems).
In a recent article for Design Observer, Robert Hetherington discusses MuirMcNeil’s TenPoint type system as ‘typographic units at the limits of alphabetic writing’.
‘MuirMcNeil’s fonts play with the ideas of what a typeface is and what it does. Through considering its various states of existence, from language to object to image, they always come back to the fundamental notion that the letter is dependent on its constituency and its relation to something else.’
‘Best article about experimental typography I’ve read maybe ever. All about @MuirMcNeil’s series of point-based fonts’ Christy Harrington @haychristyhay via Twitter
‘Great article from @RobertHeth about @MuirMcNeil’s TenPoint Type systems’ Daniel Marks @D_Marks_Design via Twitter