‘Couture’ by Stephen Boss
“I decided to use process as my playground. My wife is a milliner, so I had fine woolens, clasps and closures at my fingertips. I opted to begin with my geometric typeface Embauhaus as the undergarment, then I cut out a few letterforms to create a “pattern.” Sticking to my process plan, I allowed the pins to remain, like a haute couture garment in the works. After cutting out the select letters, I then added the ‘construction’ elements such as measuring tape, the clasp, additional pins and spool of thread.”
Boss is a type designer & stem sell researcher creating alphabets for various applications. As part of Emboss Fonts, a digital type foundry and design studio, he has been “hammering out typefaces, logos and graphic communications since 1995”.
‘Couture’ by Stephen Boss is one of the words that will be displayed at Type Tasting with the London Design Festival 2013 at the V&A.
Display: 14 – 19 September 2013
Drop in workshops: 10am – 5pm, 14 & 15 September 2013
London Design Festival Hub
Design Studio, Sackler Centre
London SW7 2RL
Type Tasting workshops and type safaris. Typography training with a creative twist.