Rope Type Foundry
Exhibition / Graphic / Web / Type Design
Iris concentrates on designing Theo, a large super family exploring different styles in the history of type with one skeleton. Theo is a super family containing the complementary sub families Theo Humanist & Theo Grotesque (Sans), Theo Text (Serif) and Theo Italian (Display) each with a range of weights and matching italics/obliques.
Shiva explores a range of typographic problems and solutions through the design of several different type families for specific and non specific uses. Among them are a quasi artificially intelligent display face, a reverse stress sans for text, a humanist sans and slab with contradictory strokes, a caption face for extremely small sizes and a ridiculous informal sans.
Throughout the year, Rope Type Foundry created 8 typefaces, an exhibition, a physical and digital specimen, book and website. Iris and Shiva worked independently to create their typefaces, but their exhibition was a collaborative effort. Shiva took ownership of the physical aspects, such as the specimen and book. Iris was in charge of the digital relm, which included the animation and website.