The type will set you free

Designed by Ryan Atkinson, Hype For Type’s new litho-printed magazine also doubles up as a set of four typographic posters and a call to arms to designers to revolt against dull design…

Ryan Atkinson was commissioned by Hype For Type to create a 16 page booklet that would showcase and promote its Exclusive Faces range of commissioned typefaces. Atkinson’s response: to create four typographic posters presented as a call to arms to designers to revolt against dull design…

“Instead of following the convention of a read through booklet, we decided to go down a more conceptual route,” says Atkinson “The end result was a a quick read through A3 magzine (cover shown, above) which also doubled up as a set of four typographic posters.”

Entitled Typographic Revolt, the magazine, created in collaboration with copywriter Stephan de Lange, serves as a call to arms to designers, urging them to arm themselves wtih typographic understanding and wage battle against dull and badly informed design. It’s been litho printed in a limited run on to 90gsm wood-free paper. Here are some spreads:


To find out more about the typefaces used in the magazine / posters, visit

To buy a copy of Typographic Revolt (£6.99) click here



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