18 Jan 2022
Sociotype Journal is a new platform for thoughts on culture and society, from London-based digital type foundry, Sociotype, and design studio, Socio. We believe typography should start conversations and spread new ideas. Above all, it must communicate. So rather than make our type specimens with the customary pangrams or pithy dummy copy, we’ve founded the Journal; a type specimen, and so much more besides.
Each issue we’ll invite some interesting people to help us explore a single theme, inspired by (and typeset in) a particular type family from Sociotype. We believe type only really comes alive when it’s engaged with culture, so our contributors are largely from outside the world of type design. Typography may be our bread and butter, but the Journal is only about type insofar as that’s how we tell our stories. The rest is up for grabs.
Issue #1 typeset using Gestura