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It’s a modern typeface combining human and geometric forms which results in an doubled warm-cold expression found in Scandinavian furniture and architecture.
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I'm currently working for Union Design, a Norwegian design studio focusing on developing visual identities for corporate and cultural businesses and products.
How would you characterize your design style?
I can't possibly place myself within one direction or style, but I'm lead, and so is my work, by a hardcore belief in the relevance of the contemporary visual language and the ongoing process of always redefining the conventions. I try to never seek comfort in the retrospective or nostalgic.
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Can you give us a short description about your font?
Friends is the result of trying to strike a balance between the sympathetic expression of humanistic typefaces with the mechanical and programmatic. The monoline typeface was initially set together by a limited set of curves, lines and angles, then modified towards a more even colour and greater flow – a friendlier face.
Friends is a modern typeface combining human and geometric forms which results in an doubled warm-cold expression found in Scandinavian furniture and architecture.
Why did you design this font and what was your inspiration?
The contradictions in Scandinavian design principles - the combination of seemingly incompatible ideas.
What was this font intended for?
It was first drawn to be used as a typographic tool for animations in a music video. Later it was developed for general use, also body text.
What is the ideal usage of your font?
It can be used for any general purpose – provides instant relief for any severe typographic conditions.
Where does the name come from?
The name functions primarily as an identifier. But I wanted to embed an extra value by using a word with a very positive meaning to follow 'the product' around the world.
Do you think that too many fonts exist?
Your future plans?
Get me a new job and some spare time to spend climbing.