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    Como is a modern rounded sans-serif family designed by Ryoichi Tsunekawa and the whole family consists of 8 weights from ExtraLight to Heavy. […]

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November 5, 2013

Where You Going? Design Adventures in Southeast Asia

Where You Going? Design Adventures in Southeast Asia.

Our friends (and fellow type designers) Jamie Winder and Iain Hector just released their latest design book, Where You Going? Design Adventures in Southeast Asia. For part of their book, they stopped by our Bangkok studio and talked with our Creative Director Michael Paul Young about our recent type designs, creative process and outlook on […]

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September 10, 2013

+81 Magazine Feature

+81 Magazine Typography Feature 1

+81 Magazine recently interviewed our Creative Director (Michael Paul Young) about YouWorkForThem and about our in house type designs. Out now, look for our very own YWFT Riet being used on the cover.

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April 22, 2010

Frank Lloyd Wright Interview (1957)

Very interesting interview from over 50 years ago, which covers many topics of that period in America. Also interesting to see how Mike Wallace sort of attacks FLW on most the questions, and hints at the fact FLW was a communist of some sort. Some things never change…

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November 7, 2009

Objectified – Jonathan Ive

Right now (could get pulled) there is a sample from Gary Hustwit’s documentary Objectified where they talked with Jonathan Ive about the design of Apple products. I have yet to see the film but this clip was very interesting and reminds me why we do what we do…

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May 28, 2009

Aaron Draplin has opinions..

For a short while (one year), I went to art school at Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minnesota. During my time there, I knew this character Aaron Draplin, he was a friend of my roommate. Back then, I would say me and him had very different opinions on graphic design and our approach […]

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April 20, 2009

Profile: Laurent Fétis

Profile: Laurent Fétis

Laurent Fétis is a busy guy. Fortunately, he had a few moments to answer some simple questions. We will be posting more exclusive, short interviews in this format soon , so please keep following.

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April 1, 2007

The Profile of Jose Luis Martinez

The Profile of Jose Luis Martinez

What is a typical work day/week like for you? I get up pretty early–around six in the morning–pretty much everyday. I’m definitely a morning-and-night person and not a big sleeper. I’m an art director at Goodby Silverstein (an ad agency in San Francisco) and I usually don’t get home from work until after 8:00. My job […]

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March 1, 2007

The Profile of Post Typography

The Profile of Post Typography

You have a variety of work, and have had continuing engagements with several clients… do any projects stand out as favorites? We’ve been doing regular illustrations for The New York Times (mainly the Book Review, but other sections as well). These projects often illustrate an essay or article with a more abstract intellectual theme or relate […]

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December 1, 2006

The Profile of Yokoland

The Profile of Yokoland
Did you have any reservations about publishing the monograph so early in your careers? What did you learn during the process of putting it together? We didn’t have many reservations about making the book. Who wouldn’t like to make a whole book about your own work? And when the publisher basically gave […]

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November 1, 2006

The Profile of John Maeda

The Profile of John Maeda

In a previous publication you stated: “Amidst the attention given to the sciences as how they can lead to the cure of all diseases and daily problems of mankind, I believe that the biggest breakthrough will be the realization that the arts, which are conventionally considered ‘useless,’ will be recognized as the whole reason why we […]

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July 20, 2006

The Profile of Little Friends of Printmaking

The Profile of Little Friends of Printmaking

How long have the two of you been working together? Did you both do posters before working with each other? We met in college in 1998 while we were both studying art. We were surreptitiously helping each other out with assignments almost immediately. We say this with some shame because this is obviously really looked down […]

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