Martina Plantijn
Klim Type Foundry

20 Jul 2023

A brutalist response to 17th century typefaces

Martina Plantijn is a better Plantin. Informed by the workhorse qualities of Frank Hinman Pierpont’s typeface and expanding upon his research of 16th century type at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Martina Plantijn makes decisive digital updates across its roman and italic cuts.

Designed by Klim Type Foundry’s Kris Sowersby, Signifier’s digital immateriality draws on a deeply material past. Acknowledging the processes and tools of digital form-making.

Klim Type Foundry worked on the Signifier’s campaign directed by Kelvin Soh from DDMMYY studio in collaboration with Klim; featuring sound by Sines and Cymbals and animations by Seskamol.

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