Central Avenue

Credits

Designer(s)
StudioMakgill
Foundry(ies)
Colophon Foundry
Release Year
2011
Country of Origin
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Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Colophon Foundry
Tags
display, hand painted, sans, sans serif, signage

Background

Central Avenue was originally created for the graphic identity of an exhibition celebrating Birmingham’s infamous 1886 exhibition of Local Manufacturers and Natural History.

The core of the identity was the bespoke typeface that was based on the hand-painted signs from the original exhibition. The typeface style that they employed wasn’t the typical decorative Victorian face, it was a simple sans serif, much more industrial and much more relevant for a contemporary exhibition of its kind.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on July 1, 2011, 08:20am EST

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