Yarza Twins’ impressive Batavier typeface hails from the past
Yarza Twins, an international multi-tasking studio based in London “creates the awesomeness in each of their projects, being branding, moving image, illustration, typography and set design”. Born in Spain and based in London, Eva and Marta Yarza have been recognised by Print Magazine as one of the 15 most exciting visual artists under 30 in the world and their work has been awarded at the Chicago Fashion Film Festival (2015), No Tengo Mamá Film Festival (2015) and we were two of the top 10 students of Central Saint Martins in 2013 by Digital Arts.
Their latest project is a blast from the past. “We saved this font from sinking in history” says Yarza Twins of their new Batavier typeface.
“Batavier is a display typeface featured in a vintage travel poster designed by Franciska Clausen in 1928 announcing the route by ship between Rotterdam and London by Wm. H. Müller & Co’s Batavier Line. New Batavier is an revival of that magnificent font which was completed by Yarza Twins in 2016 with the desire to avoid its oblivion in history. Daughter of Dutch design and constructivism, Batavier combines classic geometric shapes with sharp angles that brings it back to the edge of contemporary design”.
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