Moron is a distinctively idiosyncratic display typeface: a cute/nasty, old/new drawing of Victorian sans-serif letterforms, with some 1970s sausage fonts thrown in. Moron started life as a sans-serif redrawing of Nylon but developed into a unique typeface in its own right. It is loosely based on Victorian Tuscan and Grotesque type found in the churches and cemeteries of Glasgow. These letterforms originated before the dawn of modernism at a time when the Arts and Crafts Movement was flourishing. In this age of early mass production, the Victorians had a fascinating ability to balance functionality with ornamentation. As a result, the typography of that period retains a unique combination of industrial heft and romantic decoration.
Barnbrook is one of Britain’s most well-known and highly regarded independent creative studios, based in London. We work with a variety of clients across the globe and projects of varying scales. From overseeing the brand identity and environmental graphics of Art Basel to our much-discussed David Bowie album covers.
Barnbrook’s contribution to design was recognised with a retrospective at the Design Museum in London entitled Friendly Fire in 2007.
59th Annual Grammy Awards – Winner of “Best Recording Package” for Blackstar, 2016
The Design Museum Museum Beazley Design of The Year – Winner of ‘Graphic Design of the Year’ for Blackstar, 2016
We offer a 3-month paid internship. Please submit a CV and a portfolio of your work to
37 Bavaria Road
London N19 4EU
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