Vorn, 3rd Issue
Magazin für freie Gestaltung publishes Bastard Font Mr. J. Smith
Vorn is a brilliant award-winning design magazin in Germany. It is published once or twice a year. The latest issue has been published this june and shows also the bastard-font Mr. J. Smith on 3-double-pages.
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COVER (ALL DIFFERENT) & SPREAD PAGES
Here it is! And you can buy it! Thanx!
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Mr. J. Smith
A Bastard Typeface
A new Bastard-Typeface has been designed. It will be send to the FUSE-Competition SECURITY today. We hope to make the run!
When there´s no picture of a "most wanted" or "Missing Persons", photofit pictures are used. Once drawn by hand, they are now more and more substituted by photomontage.
The personality is created with different modules like head, eyes, nose and mouth. The vague memory of a witness leads to the image of a "concrete" person. Sometimes different combinations of possible looks are atributed to a same person. This new virtual image finds itself soon in thousands of archives and data bases. Anyone can easily have access to those images by internet. To increase security and help track criminals, unknown death (Mr. Smith) or lost and kidnaped people, government asks citizen to help search those people.
"Mr. J. Smith" is a font-family consisting of 4 portrait-fonts and one letter-fonts.
The portrait font "Mr. J. Smith" is a portrait-construction-kit. By layering the fonts "Head", "Eye", "Nose", "Mouth" one over the other, you can design over 7 million different faces. The font "Wanted" gives you the possibility to join names and registration numbers to the unknown or most wanted persons.
What is nice about this font is the "surprise moment". Just write a word , "security" e.g., and you´ll get a nice shot of 8 different characters!
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Typo Berlin: we will rock you!
19.-21. MAY 2005
Berlin, the Bastards are coming!!!! (suported by Hewlett Packard).
We´ll be talking about our BASTARD-WORLD TOUR and our Font-Label VOLCANO_TYPE on the Neu: Typo Berlin Conference:
Friday 20. May 2005
TYPOshow at 17:00 o´clock
If you want to meet Lars Harmsen, Ulrich Weiß, Boris Kahl (MAGMA) / Christian Ernst (Photograph) / André Rösler (Illustrator) just mail us.
BY: Christian Ernst, Lars Harmsen,
André Rösler, Ulrich Weiss
AUTHORS: László Csiba, Radek Knapp,
Sudabeh Mohafez, José F.A. Oliver,
Selim Özdogan, Ilija Marinow Trojanow.
396 pages, full colour, hardcover
195 x 235 mm
CDR with 50 Fonts free for layout,
50 HighRes Pix, bonus music tracks
Price: 35 Euro
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The entire Actar team for believing in us, giving us hope, and having faith in our work. Special thanks to: Anna, Ramon,
Dolors – we love you! Thank you for believing in us! All the authors for giving this project depth: László Csiba,
Radek Knapp, Sudabeh Mohafez, José F.A. Oliver, Selim Özdogan, Ilija Marinow Trojanow. All the font-designers who
contributed: Peter Brugger, Stefan Claudius, Escobas, René Verkaart,Sirkka Hammer, Martina Hartmann, Sandra Hofacker,
Paul Hoppe, David Hubner, Boris Kahl, Matthias Kantereit, Ingo Krepinsky, Heinrich Lischka, Michel M., Thomas Mettendorf, Christoph Rankers, Dan Reynolds, Henry Roussier, Christoph Seiler. All the MAGMA team Sandra Augstein, Daniela Stulic, Sabine Reckwell, Susanne Schwarz, Monika Frondorf, Thomas Mettendorf, Christoph Seiler, Boris Kahl, Flo Gaertner: for helping us get this project up and running. Andreas “AL” Lehnert, www.lunatic-media.de: for being mister music, always pushing the buttons. Andreas
Hirsch, Hirschreisen. Anna Tetas, Actar: you’ve done a great job! Benni Schmidt-Hansberg for linking us up with Peter in MXC, you rule, man! Boris Kahl, Magma for nice font designs and lots of love and patience with Lars and Uli. CHR15 for being strict, direct and severe. Corinne and Tom Barbereau love for letting us go. Tom, this book shows your future. Dee / munit.org for all sound specialist expertise. Diki Hertel for helping us in L.A. Diya Ajit for all the lovely e-mails and great design, next time we really must meet! Dr. Latex (p. 341): for opening up your home and
office to us and showing us your work. Escobas (p. 342): for being a wrestling fan, party man, font designer. Fakir/Javo
(p. 341) you rock! Great work, we love you and your friends! Thanx for linking us up to Complot! Frank W. Albers, Robert Bosch Stiftung for linking us up with the authors. Gunilla Zedigh for all fine translation work. Jakob (p. 370), Cyclos Mesanjeros Crazy Dansk Torero. John Wu (p. 360): VJ, designer, master of speed, Hong Kong will see us again because of you! Jörg Lesser, Reisebüro Lesser Mister 1000 volt-flight-checker. Thanks for organizing our trip! Jürgen Siebert, Fontshop for the wonderful portrait of your 10 year old daughter Marie Fischer, originaly digitalised by Kai Vermehr (2004, eBoy) – p. 162. Katrin Ernst, Gloria Ernst (p. 188) wife, mother, beloved, for letting us go. Kristina Stifter for having
faith in us, trusting in us for so many years. Thank you so much! Leica: support (Leica CM). Lutz Frischmann Freelens. Maria Palatini for proofreading the English. Marika Jox sun, light and fruit tea. Martin Wrede our man in Berlin. Martina Hartmann for your illustration p. 160. Stay tuned! Martina Weber for all your thoughts and constructive criticism. Matthias von der Ahe photo mac power! Michael Schmidt, Starshot for linking us up with Eastpak. Natalie Ouard, Emirate Airlines (p. 164) for opening up your home to us in Dubai. We loved your place! Great pool! Nobuhiro Sonoda next time you’ll be in Tokyo, we hope! Peter Kienzle for good connections & English. Peter Aagaard (p. 370), Cyclos Mesanjeros for helping us in Mexico City. PTV AG for supporting this project. Ralf Stockhoff pope of photobacks! Ramon Prat, Actar we love your books! Recep and Holger driving staff & airport-service. Fixie Inc rocks! Renko Heuer who knows everybody! Rieke
Harmsen, EPV for finding the authors for us, and having great ideas. Rüdiger John for writing theory, asking strange questions and making us argue. Sabine Weinbrecht, Lara & Lazlo Weiß wife, daughter and son: look at this great book! Sandra Looke for giving me a small Leica. Sigrid Frank-Eßlinger for reading, providing food for thought, lots of help and a fresh pair of eyes. Sigrid Ingenohl for linking us up with Andreas Hirsch. Yes, the world is out there! Stefan G. Bucher, (p. 353) 344design.com for showing us the Pasadena Art College. We love your design (p. 175). Tanja, EastPak for providing us perfect Eastpak travel bags. Taro Hirano (p. 370) for showing us his small studio in Japan (f*** hard to find
you!). Thomas Mettendorf, Magma for the wonderful font Copy and many good ideas. Tinka Heeckt (p. 70, 359) crazy
power girl in Hong Kong. You and your friends are great (p. 371)! Top Ev. Berlin:Thank you! Will Matthews Toys and Towers.