Alpen Display and Text, custom typeface for Bühne Burgäschi by Edgar Walthert. Bergen Display variable font, work in progess by Edgar Walthert THIS IS AFRICA typeface for Ghetto Radio by Edgar Walthert with Esther de Boer Toneelmakerij typeface by Edgar Walthert in collaboration with Esther de Boer

BÜHNE BURGÄSCHI

In 2018 Bühne Burgäschi requested a new identity for their newest production, the Swiss folklore operetta GRÜEZI. As a reference, the operetta organisation pointed to classic Swiss tourism posters from the 1930s and '40s. Inspired by the typography on these posters, I created a variable display typeface and two text versions. Alpen Display and Alpen Text will be further developed and released as Bergen Display and Bergen Text.

THIS IS AFRICA

Collaborating with Esther de Boer, I designed a new corporate identity for Ghetto Radio Nairobi, that extended into the umbrella organisation THIS IS AFRICA shortly thereafter. We looked for a sturdy and prominent typeface that also had a personal flavour. Ghetto Radio's position as a strong community builder for different populations within the city is symbolised by the capital ligatures included in the custom typeface.

DE TONEELMAKERIJ

Also together with Esther de Boer, I designed a house typeface for her client DE TONEELMAKERIJ, a theatre company for kids and teenagers. Knowing Esther’s design preferences, I included a lot of icons in the typeface that became a key part of the identity.

References

This is Africa
De Toneelmakerij
Bühne Burgäschi