Tasked with re-imagining the ‘Typographic Writing’ book published by the ISTD in 2002, I had to create a publication that worked well typographically and appealed to a more youthful design audience, not just members of the ISTD.

I found myself wanting to take a step back from digital design in this project, and so started exploring the history of writing, particularly calligraphy and writing with ink. I then started to play with ink, water and type, creating organic lettering that broke the boundaries of digital type and added a sense of texture and movement to an otherwise heavily digitalised publication. The mix of ink and digital typography also adds a visual exploration of the journey writing and type has taken together over the years.