Panopticon in use – Guarro Casas Calendar 2018

January 5th, 2018

MuirMcNeil’s Panopticon type system has been featured in a 2018 desk calendar for a paper manufacturer by Wladimir Marnich of Marnich Associates, Barcelona. Marnich has been showcasing MuirMcneil typefaces on calendars promoting Guarro Casas papers since 2015. The 2018 edition uses Panopticon’s precise multilayering features to generate 365 individual settings printed in black and white […]

Catherine Griffiths – A-E-I-O-U #5

December 28th, 2017

Collidescape is the fifth installation work in an ongoing improvisation with the vowels A-E-I-O-U designed by Catherine Griffiths. The serial works explore material, spatial, cultural and contextual terms; the abstract construction of the letter shapes (line, curve, circle); and the speech sounds that these elicit. This composition, in white ceramic ink, applied digitally to a […]

Eye 94 – ‘Cover of the Year’ at Stack Awards, 2017

November 27th, 2017

Eye Magazine won ‘Cover of the Year’ for 2017 at the Stack Awards, held at the Queen of Hoxton in London on 20 November. Eye’s innovative approach to generating 8000 unique covers for issue 94 clearly resonated with the judges for this category, Steven Heller and Jaap Biemans. Their reflections on the potential for variable […]

Pleasure in the Process

September 14th, 2017

Eye 94, a ‘Type Special’ features a series of articles under the heading ‘Mightier than the pen: systems of type’ covering ‘parametric, geometric and constructed fonts’. In ’Pleasure in the process’, Eye’s editor, John L. Walters, considers MuirMcNeil’s approach to designing constructed typefaces ‘through mathematics, systems and experimentation, pushing hard at the boundaries of alphabetic […]

Type Tuesday: Systems of Type

September 8th, 2017

For Eye Magazine’s Type Tuesday on 5 September 2017 at The St Bride Institute, we gave a talk on our work within the historical context of systems approaches to type design and presented the story of the Eye 94 cover development. The event was concluded with a panel discussion chaired by John L. Walters (Editor, […]

Eye 94 Cover Story

September 4th, 2017

A short preview of Adrian Harrison’s forthcoming film of the Eye 94 variable data cover being printed and bound at Pureprint.

8000 Unique Covers for Eye 94

August 29th, 2017

Using typefaces from our TwoPoint and TwoPlus type collections and working under commission from Simon Esterson, Eye’s Art Director, MuirMcNeil designed a system to generate 8000 unique covers for issue 94 of Eye Magazine, realised via variable data printing. Launched at Burley Fisher on August 17, the following week a selection of Eye 94 covers […]

LDF at LCC: Design Research

October 15th, 2016

Our TwoPoint and Ten Point posters were recently included in ‘Design Research’, an exhibition at the London College of Communication, featuring a wide range of projects from over 60 lecturers, researchers and technical staff, from September to mid-October 2016, as part of the London Design Festival.

An interview with MuirMcNeil in GRAPHIC #37

September 15th, 2016

The Summer 2016 issue of this quarterly journal discusses approaches to computation in contemporary design practice. GRAPHIC #37 also includes interviews with A2/SW/HK, Adrian Shaughnessy, Andrew LeClair, Andrew Blauvelt, Benedikt Groß, Catalogtree, Ellen Lupton, Erik van Blokland, Frederike Huygen, Hansje van Halem, Jonathan Puckey, Jürg Lehni, Ken Frederick, LUST and Rob Giampietro. GRAPHIC #37 is […]

FF ThreeSix featured in MoMA 2016 Appointment Calendar

September 2nd, 2016

The Original Champions of Design agency have included MuirMcNeil’s FF ThreeSix in their design for the Museum of Modern Art 2016 desk calendar. For each week, a typeface selected by OCD is featured opposite typographic work from the Museum’s collection – in the case of ThreeSix, a cover from Wolfgang Weingart’s ‘Typographic Process’, volume 1971-2.