Maneuver is a type family intended for contemporary editorial use. It explores unconventional typographic relationships between different styles. Does an italic need a slope? How can stroke modulation change along the weight axis? What is the correlation between text and display styles? What happens when parallel axes perform different functions in the design space? This resulted in a typographic palette built around eight masters with styles suitable for anything from small running text to large headlines. Maneuver also functions as a three-axis variable font.
Joona Louhi is a freelance type designer currently based in Helsinki. Before Type and Media, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Packaging and Brand Design from Lahti Institute of Design and worked for several years as a graphic designer with a focus in branding. He is available for custom type design work as well as font production assistance.
Type and Media is a master’s course in typeface design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK). During the first semester, the students have several ongoing modules with concurrent projects, interspersed with a diverse set of workshops. During the second semester, each student focuses on a single project. This site showcases the final projects of the class of 2019. Enjoy!
Special thanks to the faculty and supervisors at Type and Media for their expertise, wisdom, and support: Erik van Blokland, Peter Verheul, Paul van der Laan, Peter Biľak, Françoise Berserik, Frank Grießhammer, Petr van Blokland, Marja van der Burgh, Fred Smeijers, Just van Rossum, Jan Willem Stas, Ilya Ruderman, Kristyan Sarkis, Timothy Donaldson, Bas Smidt, our guests Paul Barnes and Henrik Birkvig, and our neighborly friends Tânia Raposo, Namrata Goyal, and Phill Specter.
The t]m19 graduates are Alexis Boscariol (France), Anya Danilova (Russia), Céline Odermatt (Switzerland), Ethan Cohen (United States), Eva Abdulina (Latvia), Fabiola Mejía (Costa Rica), Joona Louhi (Finland), Luke Charsley (United Kingdom), Michelangelo Nigra (Italy), Ricard Garcia (Catalonia), Rutherford Craze (United Kingdom), and Ryan Bugden (United States).