Sociotype is a design-led type foundry from London-based creative studio Socio. We make finely crafted retail and custom fonts for print and digital media.
We know all about the challenges designers and their clients face, out in the noisy world. So we make type that stands out, reads beautifully and speaks with an unmistakable voice. Type that simply works.
Issue #2 of Sociotype Journal, titled 'Makeshift', is an investigation of old things made new and new things made weird; a celebration of ingenuity on the hoof and ad hoc creativity under extraordinary circumstances. Typeset entirely in our very own Rework.
Join us as we dig deep into the underground world of hobby tunnelling with the Mole Man of Hackney and go vert skating with Alvar Aalto. Come wander cowpaths of desire, shotcrete-encrusted mountainscapes, and the improvised landscapes of civil unrest. With Gorpcore upcycling, kintsugi-style vehicle repair, amateur conservation and serial art vandalism, we’ll look for life in the wreckage and new meaning amid the rubble.
Issue #2 features twelve essays, seven image-led articles, and a twenty four page technical type specimen.
EDITION OF 1,500 COPIES
240 PAGES • 210 X 275 MM
SECTION SEWN, PRINTED IN 4 COLOURS
+ A FLUORESCENT PANTONE
DESIGNED AND PRINTED IN THE UK
ON FSC RECYCLED PAPERS BY FEDRIGONI