TDCHenrik Kubel + Scott Williams
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AWARD
2021
TDC Prize
Henrik Kubel + Scott Williams

WEA

Henrik Kubel + Scott Williams|WEA
Henrik Kubel + Scott Williams|WEA
Henrik Kubel + Scott Williams|WEA
Henrik Kubel + Scott Williams|WEA
Henrik Kubel + Scott Williams|WEA

WEA custom fonts for Weekendavisen, Danish weekly newspaper.

Delivery: Custom font system for Danish weekly newspaper Weekendavisen. New masthead (redesign) New Sans for headlines and text, New Display for headlines, New serif fonts for body copy. Every single typographic detail and font component of the newspaper was custom designed including the newspaper crest used in the masthead. 47 fonts in total.

Brief: Design custom fonts + masthead (including design restoration of crest + lettering) for the entire newspaper with an aim to increase legibility and to strengthen the newspaper brand across all platforms, print, web, mobile.

Solution: We designed fonts directly linked to the typographic heritage of the newspaper. The font system is anchored in the Danish tradition of type with direct references to Knud Valdemar Engelhardt and Gunnar Biilmann Petersens type designs. The final font set consist of Display, Text, Sans and Sans Condensed fonts.

Cultural context: Expertly researched and well-written journalism, every Friday. One of the oldest newspapers in the world, first published 1749. Weekendavisen is the only Danish newspaper still published in the broadsheet format. It is published every Friday with an emphasis on the written word.

Henrik Kubel(A2/SW/HK + A2-TYPE):
Type designer and Typographer. Education:BA Graphic Design: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design: 1992-97.MA Communication Art & Design, Postgraduate degree: Royal College of Art, 1998-2000.Certificate in Type Design, Reading University, Summer 2010.Diploma Expert Class Type Design, Plantin-Moretus Museum, Belgium, 2011.Certificate in Type Design, Condensed Program 2012,Type@Cooper, New York 2012. Member of AGI, Alliance Graphique Internationale (2007—) Clients:Moscow Metro, The Independent Newspaper, Google Android, Wired Magazine UK, The Sunday Times Magazine, Gov.uk in collaboration withMargaret Calvert, Friends of the Earth, Wallpaper*, The New York Times Magazine, Aperture Foundation, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Danish Ministry of Culture, Royal Mail, Harvard University Press and New York Magazine. Received many awards.

 

Scott Williams(A2/SW/HK + A2-TYPE, Partner):
Designer, art director and typographer.
Education:BA Graphic Design, University of Salford, 1998
MA Communication Art & Design, Postgraduate degree: Royal College of Art, 2000.
Member of AGI, Alliance Graphique Internationale (2007—)