We were very pleased to be included in Design Week's opinion piece, 'Could you pick a favourite font? We asked designers to do just that...'
Our answer: I love typefaces that are multi-functional, such as Joe Hills’ Braille typeface, which combines braille with letterforms. Also, Bic’s Universal Typeface is interesting because it compiles 1.7 million individual handwritten letterforms to create a typeface representing global personal expression. While at Johnson Banks, I worked with Michael Johnson on Phonetikana, a bilingual typeface, which enables people to read both English and Japanese at the same time. This drew on my experience of both languages. I am convinced that more multi-functional typefaces would help to bridge divides.
Please see Design Week's post to find out how other top UK designer and thinkers like Dan Rhatigan, Nick Asbury, Simon Garfield, Anthony Burrill and Aaron Skipper replied.