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10 Typographers Making Waves in 2019

Finding or creating the right typeface is the key to many of the best T-shirt designs.

 

So whether you’re on the hunt for a potential collaborator, or simply looking for inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of the artists turning heads with their typography art, prints and tees in 2019.

 

For a full selection of curated tee designs currently available, head to the Editor’s Picks.

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Ciaran Birch @ciaranbirch

In his third year at the University of Brighton, Ciaran Birch has already started making an impression. He draws inspiration from the natural world, jotting down sketches while running or out on his bike, an approach that formed the basis for his Kinetic Manifesto project.

Typography by Ciaran Birch
Typography by Ciaran Birch

Anne Büttner @anne_buettner

A Berlin-based designer who originally pursued art, Anne Büttner embraces collaboration in her work. She’s worked with artist Manuel Tayanari, producing a catalogue for his exhibition that reinterpreted the show’s contents. Elsewhere, she’s designed the type concept for the biennale Frankfurter Positionen and worked with graphic designer Jonathan Castro.

Typography by Anne Büttner
Typography by Anne Büttner

Lucas Hesse @_hesselucas

Lucas Hesse’s work is shaped by an international outlook. Informed by years spent studying abroad, the Mainz-based designer views things in a systematic way; his sharp, clean designs shaped by having seen how different cultures and individuals approach design.

Typography by Hesse Lucas
Typography by Lucas Hesse

Charlotte Rohde @charlotte__rohde

Threading feminist concepts through all of her work, Amsterdam-based Charlotte Rohde is interested in how type design can shape the meanings that words convey. Creating bold designs that draw on her time studying in Düsseldorf, she has offered them for free to projects with feminist intentions.

Typography by Charlotte Rohde
Typography by Charlotte Rohde

Jacob Jan Wise @jacob.j.wise

Born and raised in London and now freelancing out of Rotterdam, Jacob Wise’s work continues to go from strength to strength. Music is still an obvious love and the gig poster a medium that excels in, but what is especially impressive is the aesthetic range of fonts that he is creating and clients that he is collaborating with. It’s bonkers to think he graduated from Kingston only 2 years ago

Typography by Jacob Wise
Typography by Jacob Wise

Floriane Rousselot @floriane.rousselot

A designer focused on type design, Floriane Rousselot has worked with It’s Nice That and is the founder of Type Lab, a collective of young and innovative type designers. She takes on new type commissions and also creates many brash, distinctive designs off her own bat.

Typography by Floriane Rousselot
Typography by Floriane Rousselot

Regular Practice @regularpractice

The brainchild of RCA graduates Tom Finn and Halse Sølling, design agency Regular Practice have made big steps since starting out two years ago. The pair first worked together on the identity for a typography exhibition at the RCA while still students, and have since worked for clients including the Serpentine Gallery and the British Council.

Typography by Regular Practice
Typography by Regular Practice

Joseph Lebus @josephlebus

A designer at creative agency Made Thought, London-based Joseph Lebus also creates his own work, including designs for club flyers and logos. He also regularly works on typography projects, rendered in his simple and clean style.

Typography by Joseph Lebus
Typography by Joseph Lebus

Xavier Monney @xaviermonney

Zurich-based Xavier Monney embraces his Swiss homeland’s love of precision. He’s produced eye-catching experiments in three dimensional type, and been tapped up by brands like Kenzo, for whom he designed the multimedia accompaniment to their 2017 Fall/Winter collection.

Typography by Xavier Monney
Typography by Xavier Monney

Marie Ducrocq @p__lumm

Marie Ducrocq is all about experimentation. Based in Paris, she has worked in typefaces, web design and photography, and these interconnected skills have emboldened her to take more risks. A prime example: her first project, Eyes, where each letter was in the shape of (what else?) an eye.

Typography by Marie Ducrocq
Typography by Marie Ducrocq

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