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Anglepoise

Overview

 

Celebrated illustrator, designer & artist James Marsh continues to extend his collection of unique typefaces with the latest addition Anglepoise, a modern display face with a distinctly angular persona.

Anglepoise is released through Marsh’s own ArtyType foundry, with the fonts available to try & buy online via myfonts.com

The typeface comes in 2 weights, Light & Bold, in both standard and condensed widths. Anglepoise is a highly legible sans serif which incorporates two contrasting design elements, broad curves and rounded terminals offsetting the sharper & straighter sections to create a contemporary face with genuine character.

Marsh explains the rationale behind the inventively angled letterforms:  “With initial thoughts of creating something tubular, I had in the back of my mind the kind of contemporary chrome furniture that became ubiquitous throughout the 1960s and that concept remained with me throughout the development process. The font-styling idea worked out very well in this case, resulting in plenty of optional character variations for my chosen theme.”

“On completion, I decided that the title ‘Anglepoise’ represented it perfectly. While looking up the word online and in the dictionary, I was surprised NOT to find it listed in either place as a singular word, particularly as it’s a well accepted term, especially in design circles. Opportunistic as ever, I quickly appropriated the name for this font and would like to think I’ve introduced a new word into the English language accordingly.”

Anglepoise styles cost $29 each or $69 for the family containing 4 fonts in desktop & web formats:

www.myfonts.com

For further info, images etc please send an email to:

artytype@virginmedia.com

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About James Marsh

James Marsh has earned international status as a highly acclaimed illustrator, designer, artist and author with strong links to the music industry. A former studio manager at Decca Records in the 60’s, he moved on to Ink Studios, collaborating on high profile projects for The Beatles & Andy Warhol before forming his own studio.

Marsh’s art has adorned countless posters, ads and magazine covers including Time Magazine on numerous occasions. Over the years his cover artwork has embellished books by leading authors such as Ray Bradbury, Lewis Carol, Salman Rushdie, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Byron, Kurt Vonnegut, J.G. Ballard and many more.

High profile recording artists boasting Marsh designed album covers include Jamiroquai & Erasure but most notably the seminal 80’s band Talk Talk whose complete catalogue of iconic sleeves were produced by Marsh.

September 2012 saw the launch of the “Spirit of Talk Talk” tribute album and richly illustrated book celebrating the band’s music & art, fully chronicled by Marsh and music writer Chris Roberts.

jamesmarsh.com

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spiritoftalktalk.com

 

About ArtyType

 

ArtyType is James Marsh’s micro foundry and the publishing vehicle for his distinctive typographic designs. To date ArtyType have released a dozen eye-catching font families which range from versatile modern text faces (Somatype, Tangent) to cutting-edge headline fonts such as Marsh Scroll, Tulip and the 60’s inspired Flashback display series.

All fonts are available from MyFonts:

myfonts.com

Further info, images etc:

artytype@virginmedia.com

 

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