issue 76 of Posterzine® not only showcases the incredible type foundry FontPeople, but also launches a custom font for Grafik Media Ltd.
The typeface namedGRAFIK BLACKis a headline font designed to reflect the strong-willed and independent nature ofGrafik Media. It is helping to fund therelaunch ofGrafik magazine, a bi-monthly publication featuring the world’s leading graphic design and visual culture.
To create theGrafiktypeface,Posterzine® teamed up withFontPeople— the world’s first full-service independent type foundry. In just two years,FontPeoplehas grown from concept to a foundry with a 20-strong font library. Here Founder Jason Harcombetalks through thethinking behind Grafik Black, his quest for simplicity, and how his foundry is democratising type.
Grafikwas founded in 2003 and became one of the most popular design magazines in print, but sadly ran its last issue in2011. With the help of the global designcommunity, we’re working alongsideGrafik Media Ltdto bringGrafikback as a printed publication.
Each posterzine is a mini monograph magazine which folds out to reveal a gorgeous A1 format poster (594x841mm).Printed by Pressision Ltd using two special spot colours.