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Font of the Month: Hey Jude

By February 25, 2015WHAT WE LIKE

The Curved House would like to take this opportunity to introduce a new and exciting (we think) blog feature…drum roll please.…our favourite monthly font.

So without further ado, this month’s (inaugural!) favourite typeface is Jude.

We are loving Jude’s curt corners, sharp lettering and funky numbers – a bit like if your mate who works in a start up reinvented the classic art of calligraphy. Designed by Gareth Hague of Alias (the Foundry who designed the snazzy and often maligned headline typeface for the 2012 Olympic Games), Jude is a geometrically inspired serif, that feels super modern and perfect for display.

It’s making a bit of a name for itself amongst some London galleries, with Jude utilised (among other places) for the Jameel Gallery at the V&A through to our personal fave: the immortalisation of the typeface into the reception desk at the Scout Gallery. Yum.

Looking for something similar?

Less angular and with a heavy nod to the style you’d expect from a letterpress print, check out Journal.

Gerard Unger’s Swift is a slightly more classical variation on some of Jude’s angular edges.

Letterform Live

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Speaking of letterforms and font, Letterform Live events are relatively new on the design-event scene, having launched back in November 2014 as a live version of Grafik Magazine’s Letterform column. These events give designers and font nerds a chance to convene and discuss all things typographical.

For their February event Grafik magazine are working with Monotype to create the ultimate dream team. This theme is film + tv, with speakers: Alistair Hall, Craig Oldham, Gordon Reid, James Greenfield, Sarah Boris and Susanna Edwards. London friends take notice and advantage of this awesome event. Tickets here.

 

Kate Nic Dhomhnaill

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