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, multi sensory typography and typefaces as cultural codes- curated Design Museum's latest Font Sunday Twitter extravaganza devoted entirely to fonts for children.
From El Lissitzky, Milton Glaser or Paul Rand through children's train menus to Östberga, a typeface designed by kids and a celebration of its namesake neighborhood in Stockholm the digital realm was a happy typographic place -playful, colourful just 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 type designer 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.
#FontSunday Cover and spreads from 'Sparkle and Spin – A book about words' created by Ann & Paul Rand (1957). @DesignMuseum @SarahHyndman #FontsForChildren #Design #Type #Typography #GraphicDesign pic.twitter.com/Kpn9VpYCAD— MHD / Graphic Design (@MHD_Studio) January 19, 2020
'The Alphazeds' – From the 'Bashful B' to the 'Mighty M', the letters of the alphabet meet (& clash) with one another for the first time in a small yellow room.— D Conran (@d_conran) January 19, 2020
Created by Shirley & Milton Glaser (2003).#FontSunday @DesignMuseum @SarahHyndman #FontsForChildren pic.twitter.com/fGRfJsllwD
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
#FontSunday @DesignMuseum @sarahhyndman Lois Ehlert has made some beautiful children’s books but probably her strongest use of typography is in ‘❤️2????’ #FontsForChildren #heart2heart pic.twitter.com/RgZhp82oMo— Andrew Bannister (@andrewbannister) January 19, 2020
#FontSunday El Lissitzky’s 1922 children’s book, Pro dva kvadrata. Suprematicheskii skaz v 6-ti postroikakh (Of Two Squares: A Suprematist Tale in Six Constructions). #Fontsforchildren @DesignMuseum pic.twitter.com/xHgYpJBXs8— Wayne Ford (@wayneford) January 19, 2020