Fonts for children, fonts by children: Sarah Hyndman curates Font Sunday
Sarah Hyndman aka the founder of Type Tasting, the platform for Sarah’s research into type, perception, multisensory typography and typefaces as cultural codes curated Design Museum's latest Font Sunday Twitter extravaganza devoted entirely to fonts for children.
From children's train menus to a Teen Titans coffee table book wishful thinking and Östberga, a typeface designed by kids and a celebration of its namesake neighborhood in Stockholm the digital realm was a happy typographic place, playful and colorful like a kid's life should be.
Östberga Type is a typeface designed by the kids Rola, Nima, Mohammed, Riccardo, Klara, Fabian, Masa, Bo, Amin and Ali from Östberga Fritidsgård. with the collaboration of typedesigner Göran Söderström from Letters from Sweden and Studio Daniela Juvall.
Söderström who grew up in Östberga arranged the project and developed the final font based on the kids lettering which was later used in Stadsmuseet’s exhibition Östberga, Östberga.
James Fulton, Denis Larkin and Ann Lee Polus, David's Lemonade Corporate Identity Manual (fictional promotional piece for Sanders Printing Corporation's Folio 15), 1976 @DesignMuseum #FontSunday @SarahHyndman #fontsforchildren https://t.co/pgkjHJ4tem pic.twitter.com/QjYEwY9egN— Michael Bierut (@michaelbierut) January 19, 2020