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A coffee table book celebrating women in the type industry, published by People of Print (in perpetuum), authored by Amber Weaver.
A coffee table book celebrating women in the type industry, published by People of Print (in perpetuum), authored by Amber Weaver.
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Femme Type Book — Women in the Type Industry.

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People of Print x FEMME TYPE

Femme Type is an all-female publication conceptualised by ex University of Arts London Chelsea attendant Amber Weaver aiming to celebrate over 40 skilled, international women exercising their talents in the type industry. Femme Type's purpose is to create a valuable stage and platform for designers to showcase their brilliant typographic achievements wrapped up in a wonderful printed format. 

We've teamed up with UK-based creative printers and finishers Pressision Ltd to make this exciting project a reality.

Published by People of Print (in perpetuum). 

Video by — Millie Gray (millie.gray_)  

FEMME TYPE — The Book

Femme Type is separated into three sections:

Essays — Featuring discussions by the likes of New York-based designer and type designer, Tienmin Liao, Daltonmaag Creative Director, Bianca Berning and Alphabettes.org contributor & co-founder of NM type, Maria Ramos. 

Type Design — Showcasing typefaces by Johanne Lian Olsen, Andrea Tinnes, Sibylle Hagmann, Pooja Saxena, Maria Doreuli, Mobel Type Foundry and more. This section also includes a special Typelab.fr feature and an Alphabettes.org piece written by co-founder Amy Papaelias. 

Typography — Featuring projects by London-based studio Yarza Twins, Marta Gawin, Shanti Sparrow, Name is Wendy, Caterina Bianchini, Marta Cerda and more. Also includes a special interview with Barcelona-based Hey Studio founder Veronica Feurte. 

 Hard Facts:

  •  Includes contributions from over 40 international women 
  • Foreword by GoodType Founder Brooke Robinson 
  •  256 pages + 4pp Cover / 25cm x 21cm / PUR bound  
  • Litho printed CYMK plus a special Pantone Spot colour 
  • Printed in English onto high-quality Fedrigoni Arcoprint paper
  • Printed in May 2019 (if this Kickstarter is successful)
  •  EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT: £25 + shipping (RRP £27.99) 

Contributors 

This project received a really positive response from everyone that was contacted to be a part of Femme Type. You can view the full list of contributors and who we've collaborated with on this project. 

TienMin Liao / María Ramos / Bianca Berning / Amy Papaelias (Alphabettes.org) / Floriane Rousselot (typelab.fr) / Verena Gerlach / Johanne Lian Oslen / Andrea Tinnes / Sibylle Hagmann / Leonie Martin & Laura Brunner / Pooja Saxena / Maria Doreuli / Laura Meseguer / Nadine Chahine / Veronica Feurte (Founder of Hey Studio) / Shanti Sparrow / Marta Gawin / Catherine Griffiths / Ana Duje / Nuria Lopez / Mobel Type foundry / Lilly Marques / Sahar Afshar / Natalie Rauch / Charlotte Rohde / Nova Type Foundry / Lynne Yun / Isabel Urbina Peña / Liron Lavi Turkenich / Marina Chaccur / Yarza Twins  Rita Matos / Hui Yeon Hwang / Caterina Bianchini / Marta Cerda/ /Rachel Joy Lettering / Sandrine Neugue / Inga Plönnigs / Alice Savoie / Erica Carras / Letitia Lin / Hello this is Kae / Noelia Lozano / Anastasia Liolio / My Name is Wendy / Tina Touli 

Please note: All images are renders of our current progress and are subject to change. 

The Rewards:

To help make Femme Type happen you can choose from a variety of different packages which include type-orientated collaborations we've undertaken to reward you for supporting our project. 

 36 Days of Type Poster

We've collaborated with established type platform 36 Days of Type to bring you an epic A2 HP Indigo printed poster. You can find their top 12 female letter submission over their 5 year stretch with the same colour scheme as the Femme Type book branding. This poster folds down to A4  and will be shipped in this format. This item is exclusive to this kickstarter campaign and can only be purchased as one of these rewards. 

Twogirls.co limited edition 'Designers Rule' pin badge: 

We approached Twogirls.co to produce a limited edition 'Designers Rule' enamel pin printed in the matching Pantone spot colour featured in the book. This item is exclusive to this kickstarter campaign and can only be purchased as one of these rewards with very limited stock available. 

                                                       Twogirl.co 'Designers Rule' exclusive enamel pin
Twogirl.co 'Designers Rule' exclusive enamel pin
                                                       Twogirls.co 'Designers Rule' exclusive enamel pin
Twogirls.co 'Designers Rule' exclusive enamel pin

FEMME TYPE Tote Bag 

Pick up the branded FEMME TYPE tote bag featuring its iconic logo printed in the matching Pantone Spot Colour included in the book. Use it to carry your shopping, magazines, or your Femme Type book ;) 


Please note that international shipping may take up to 4 weeks as we want to keep the shipping costs as low as possible. 


Make it a reality! 

When it comes to Kickstarter, it's all or nothing. So every contribution counts towards our final goal. Please share with your friends, family and colleagues to help create this awesome piece of print. 

Risks and challenges

We're using a trusted printer that we've used several times for a variety of our publishing projects and have a warehouse in place for distribution.

Once completed and if successful, the book will go into production in May and ready to be shipped by the beginning of June. Giveaways (rewards) will also follow this timeline.

If there are any delays we’ll keep you as updated as we can.

Thank you for being a part of our project.

Amber Weaver
Author & Curator

www.peopleofprint.com

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