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Recorder Issue 2


After last years relaunch of the Monotype ‘Recorder’ magazine art-director & editor team Luke Tonge and Emma Tucker are back for round 2 – another type-focussed issue featuring a broad range of subjects. This time around they tackle everything from branding in sport to the continued resurgence of sign-writing. Content is again split into four sections – features, profiles, opinions and essays – with a good balance of each.

Illustration was commissioned from Telegramme and Kiki Ljung, and photographer Jonathan Cherry sent out to shoot legendary American sign painter Mike Meyer. The issue also includes a feature on 3-dimensional type focussing on the work of THERE IS and Craig Ward, an essay on Czechoslovakian lettering art and postage stamps, and interviews with Face37’s Rick Banks, Type Tasting founder Sarah Hyndman and Brooklyn lettering artist & designer Dana Tanamachi-Williams.

The cover features striking design & photography by Sean Freeman (Production & styling: Eve Steben, THERE IS Studio), paired with an arresting fluoro pink masthead. This spot pink makes further appearances within continuing the colourful precedent set with the cover. Once again a selection of Monotype typefaces were used throughout, including Americana, Balega, Railroad Gothic, Haas Unica and Ysobel. This time around paper was supplied by GF Smith and once again printing handled by London based Leycol.

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