Defined by Detail Series: Anthony Sheret & Edd Harrington

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Anthony Sheret & Edd Harrington

Font Designers / Hackney


Colophon is a digital type foundry with offices in Hackney and LA, these studios set were up by university friends Anthony and Edd. This small but powerful team produce both analogue and digital typefaces for global clients and have developed a reputation for their innovative and progressive work.

How did you get into your craft? 

Edd and myself met at Brighton University in 2006 and began working together in 2008. We set-up the studio in 2009, when Edd graduated. We had both drawn type independently for graphic design projects through our university days, so it naturally became a larger part of our practice, and now in the form of Colophon Foundry.

Anthony Wears: Double Washer Pendant in Silver and 3.5MM Cuff in Gold + Brown Diamond

Is there a project or product that you are particularly proud of?

We are proud of so many, but one that comes to mind is our work for Wales to produce an own able type family to identify a country. The project was so successful, we have now re-cut the typeface to be utilised over all transport in Wales by TFW (Transport for Wales).

What are your sources of inspiration?

Of course we are both interested in the wider scope of art and design, but we really enjoy digging into the project and client to try and find the appropriate angle / move / voice. I wouldn’t say either of us would be able to identify any singular sources of information — it is a conscious stream of input from a variety of sources.

Edd Wears: Hex Signet Ring in Silver

How does Detail Define you?

Detail is a part of our everyday lives, so it is very important that the details are considered and crafted. We see looking at the details both a macro and micro process, in that we are constantly looking at how our decisions work in both isolation and for the over-arching vision of a project.

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