Nikau (2016)

Derived from grid 84 of my #100daysofspontaneous booklets, Nikau was designed as very special visual “thank you” to Nicole Arnett Phillips (of @Typographher and Typograph.Journal). Nicole has been a fervent supporter and self professed fangirl of my work for many years now, so what better way to thank her than with a typeface designed using her as inspiration.

Taking cues from Nicole’s New Zealand heritage (with nods to Maori artwork), I wanted to make letterforms that embodied a certain level of speculation and elegance. The result is a typeface that aims to draw people in with its beauty while challenging you to decipher the meaning behind each shape.

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