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25 years adrift in the creative industry.

I am Adrian Talbot, longstanding Design Director at creative studio Intro. I’m also a type designer selling my wares at Talbot Type; and a photographer, showing my images at Talbot Gallery. T3 is where I post updates of my attempts to stay afloat creatively
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The difference
is minimal
24 February 2013

I might not be worthy, but I couldn’t resist following in the footsteps of Herbert Bayer and Wim Crouwel in pursuit of a minimal alphabet.

The most minimal of typeface designs deal in straight lines only; since these are more difficult to dispense with than curves if you’re only going to use one or the other, you have to embrace the straight look.

I’ve retained an upper and lower case in my version, I think the English language demands an upper and lower
case. I’ve created two variants — Block and Pixel — each available in two styles. They vary considerably, however they’re both based on the same 8 x 7 grid of squares, it’s just a matter of deciding which ones to fill in.

There’s a stencil style of Kampen Block. We rarely have need of a stencil font these days, but they’re still quite popular, I think because we like the look of them. It also offered an opportunity to pare down the letterforms further in pursuit of a more minimal result.