Rockwell Typography Signatures

Print Design

Typography book consisting of 26 collaborative signatures sewn together by hand. The goal was to express the personality and individuality of the given typeface (Rockwell) by designing typographic signature pages and by treating the font in different ways.

 

CONCEPT

Rockwell can trace its roots back to the London type founder Vincent Figgins, who released the first successful slab, or "square", serif typeface in 1815. Unlike classic serif faces, this design has blunt, straight-edged serifs and almost no thick-thin contrast in the stroke weights. Aesthetically, Rockwell is a very geometric slab serif design. It is exceptionally robust and evokes a feeling of straightforward honesty when set in a text or composition. It is a strong and adaptable display face for visuals such as headlines and posters.