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2023 TDC Awards - Type Design

Lithops Display Typeface

Agency Daytona Mess - Anne-Dauphine Borione + Velvetyne Type Foundry + Jérémy Landes - VTF

Client Personal


Single Style Typeface

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Lithops is a very display, very unique, very complex semi modular font. Uppercase only, it was originally hand drawn in Procreate, and then processed in Glyphs 3. Its name stems from succulent plants to which it bears a resemblance, and was (loosely) inspired by Art Nouveau, Alzheimer brains and Matisse cutouts. Lithops started in February 2021 as a spontaneous creative outlet and glyph drawing exercise., and was released in 2022 on Velvetyne Type Foundry as open source. Though it may not be easy to use and is difficult to categorise, Lithops serves as an exploration of the future of type design, begging the question: how complex can a font be, all while staying cohesive, legible and aesthetically pleasing, and most importantly, fun?

2023 Awards

Total Points: 20

TDC Winner


Type Foundry

Velvetyne Type Foundry
Jérémy Landes - VTF


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