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 is currently being further developed and will be released as Arosa Display, Arosa Text and Arosa Script.
For a website designed by Johannes Verwoerd, I created a variable font based on the open source typeface Publica by Gustavo Ferreira, by pushing its extremes to 0 and 11. The website uses the same 26kb font file for all animations, menu and body 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.
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.