Corporate initiated typeface designs

Martin LAllier's picture

Hi all,

I'm to give a talk on corporate typefaces this Fall (2006), particularly on fonts designed exclusively for a company's branding. I will also cover fonts designed to answer special technical needs (signage, screen, ...).

My list so far:
_ Jean-François Porchez (Mencken, Deréon, Parisine, Costa, ...)
_ Erik Spiekermann (FF, Meta, FF Info, DBahn, Nokia, ...)
_ Matthew Carter (Bell Centennial, Verdana, Georgia, ...)
_ the Clearview project
_ Nick Shinn (Richler)
_ Underware (Ulrika)
_ H&FJ (Mercury, Verlag, ...)

Any other milestones I should consider? Do you have sources of informations (www, books, magazines, ...) that would ease my research?

Thanks for any suggestions and your help!!!!!!!

hrant's picture

The article as text would be super.

And what about that wonderful font... compendium ;-) as a PDF?
Pretty please with diacritics on it?


Si_Daniels's picture

>And anything covering the designs of the Nokia and Glasgow faces

Nokia Sans

Si_Daniels's picture

Talking of Nokia...

...wonder what font the new wibree (great name!) logo is based on? Not one of Erik's me thinks. I suppose Nokie thought competing technologies were getting a little bit blue in the tooth.

David Rault's picture

A year after the last post, I'd like to add the designs of Christophe Badani, who designed numerous corporate types, including Lacoste Sans ( And let's not forget Ikea Sans (aka Futura) and Ikea Serif (aka Century Schoolbook). And let's not forget Cplus, the corporate type of Canal + cable channel (aka Futura).


David Rault's picture

Yes, this is what i meant. but i was tired. sorry :-)


acmeacme's picture

6 years later, but only few people know Zürich-based NORM's corporate typefaces.
Along with Aurèle Sack, they have designed the beautiful Omega's and Swatch's
corporate typefaces. Two reinterpretation of pre-existing futura inspired fonts,
yet the outputs are different.

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