Faak & Paat Studio – Bordeaux, France

Faak & Paat Studio – Bordeaux, France

They are the creatives behind typography projects including: 26 Type (an experimental all-caps typeface, originally design for clothing label Ignorant Lobby), Delicate Typeface (elegant and contemporary serif stencil with a geometric twist), Deus Typeface, Quimper, Hold up, Impactum, and a whole lot more!

Thobias Studio – Thibault Priou, Jonas Obadia – Paris, France

Thobias Studio – Thibault Priou, Jonas Obadia – Paris, France

"French design is forever evolving and asking questions and creating ideas that I do not see happening as often in other big cities around the world. I think this plays a great role in why it continues diversifying and re-examining itself, which makes it unique."

Charley Massiera – Paris, France

Charley Massiera – Paris, France

“I now have my own graphic-design studio, and in order to stay focused on my work, I always keep in mind the ten rules in How To Work Better, by Peter Fischli and David Weiss: 1. Do one thing at a time. 2. Know the problem. 3. Learn to listen. 4. Learn to ask questions. 5. Distinguish sense from nonsense. 6. Accept that change is inevitable. 7. Admit mistakes. 8. Say it simple. 9. Be calm. 10. Smile.”

Wong Sockying – Singapore

Wong Sockying – Singapore

Her passion for art and design keep her constantly on the lookout for the next exciting project or collaboration likely to make an impact. Recently, some of her work has been presented by international publisher Artpower. A designer well worth you keeping an eye on.

Dan Hoopert – London, UK

Dan Hoopert – London, UK

When I make fonts such as the 3D type projects, I’m only thinking about whether each letter looks good or not. I’ve definitely got more respect for the amount of work that’s involved in making a fully functioning traditional font.

Onomatopee – Freek Lomme, Remco van Bladel – Eindhoven, Netherlands

Onomatopee – Freek Lomme, Remco van Bladel – Eindhoven, Netherlands

“I consider our organisation like a series of cell structures – I took this from terrorist groups that have self-supporting teams, one guy is taking care of the bomb, one guy is taking care of the organisation, and they don’t necessarily know each other well, you know, and that’s also the case with Onamatopee: we do work together, we do work in teams and we have teams per project.”

Fontfirma – Alex Frukta – Moscow, Russia

Fontfirma – Alex Frukta – Moscow, Russia

"I think that typography made by designers is something more than a font, but it doesn’t mean that I’m holding the opinion that one direction is more useful than the other."

The Bakery Design Studio – Ivan and Anna Khmelevsky – Moscow, Russia

The Bakery Design Studio – Ivan and Anna Khmelevsky – Moscow, Russia

The Bakery Design Studio intend to continue focusing on thoughtful, beautifully executed design with an emphasis on visual-identity graphic design and packaging, preferring to work with music, fashion and cultural institutions.

Ricardo Leite – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ricardo Leite – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Leite has developed a research project with interactive design company Kaue Costa called Sottsays! It is a software generator that spits out random compositions based around various forms, and each format is created as a whole so that it embodies an entirely new meaning. The result is an often astonishing mish-mash that a straightforward design brain could probably never have come up with.

Tomato – Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, Melbourne

Tomato – Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, Melbourne

Tomato takes great delight in remaining relatively anonymous as individuals. Members tend to take a back-seat to the identity of Tomato as a whole, operating more as a merry band than a studio business, yet neither the output nor the client interest suffers. Tomato defies convention and has carved an idiosyncratic path through the landscape of creative culture. “The joy of the collective is the conversation and what that allows you – the hierarchy that happens elsewhere discounts so many parts of the conversation. A collective, is it political? Yeah, fairly so.”