An independent archive of typography.
to participate.

Industries

Formats

Typefaces

  • These are the most common typefaces in the database, but there are many more. Try a search!

type(chess)set

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Oct 4th, 2012. Artwork published in .
    ht_chess1_0.jpg
    Source: http://www.creativereview.co.uk License: All Rights Reserved.

    Creative Review:

    Hat-trick design’s Jim Sutherland has created a typographic chess set based on characters from the Hoefler & Frere-Jones face Champion. A edition of 50 sets has been produced, using laser-cut acrylic for the pieces. The King, represented by a capital K, of course, is 50mm tall, the pawns 30mm. While Champion lends itself well to this new use, Sutherland says he had to make a couple of adjustments – the Q and P have been redrawn to make them more stable and the Kt ligature (for the Knight) has been redrawn.

    ht_chess2_0.jpg
    Source: http://www.creativereview.co.uk License: All Rights Reserved.
    ht_chess_card_0.jpg
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    A sheet in the packaging includes information about moves and chess notation as well as a selection of chess-themed quotations. A set of postcards, also included in the pack, show how each piece moves.

    type_chess_set.jpg
    License: All Rights Reserved.
    ht_chess_insert_0.jpg
    License: All Rights Reserved.

    Typefaces

    • Champion Gothic

    Formats

    Industries

    Designers/Agencies

    Tagged with

    Post a comment