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kubus 
typeface

Kubus is a bespoke typeface inspired by the Cube Houses of Rotterdam, designed by architect Piet Blom. The residential complex, encourages a communal way of living, promoting contact and communication between residents.

Kubus is fundamentally geometrical, celebrating the Cube Houses angularity. The glyphs have wide counters - in contrast with narrow stems and strokes - inspired by "the spaces in between". Such spaces are at the core of the building's character, conveying openness and communal space. 

To better present my type specimens, I came up with a narrative for the whole project, based on the playfulness of the building and the type itself. For that effect, I developed both illustrations and animations to tell the typeface's story.

This brief was part of a collaboration between the Design department at the Manchester School of Art and the Typeface Design studio, Dalton Maag. The students involved in this project got the opportunity to exhibit their work at the modernist in Manchester. Myself and two other students helped curate a pop-up exhibition and I created some branding materials for the event.

Dalton Maag

@dalton.maag

the modernist

@themodernist

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pop-up exhibition

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