Portfolio of Thomas Jacobs | Monotype x ISTD
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Monotype x ISTD

Award winning designs

A competition brief from Monotype and the International Society of Typographic Design that required the designing of type specimens to promote, inform and delight potential customers about specific typefaces from Monotype.


I have aimed to demonstrate and celebrate the fonts through contextual usage and by drawing attention to the finer details and forms discovered through close up inspection.

The specimens have a big visual impact and concisely convey the personalities of each typeface at hand.


These two designs were successful entries in the competition and as a result, I was awarded membership to the International Society of Typographic Design. The awards ceremony took place at Pentagram’s design studio in London.