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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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