…is a London-based illustrator whose work often centres around type-based visuals. Just before Christmas he created an illustration for Soho House to promote their seasonal festivities, where the words ‘New Year’s Eve’ were spelled out by a series of interlocking ribbons. Other recent clients have included audio brand Polk, IBM and Econmia Magazine, for whom Williams developed a series of numerical illustrations to accompany a piece about the changing number of women on company boards.
Deutsches Institut für Normung
Founded in 1917, DIN is the German national organisation for standardisation. Perhaps one of its best known products is DIN 476 – the standard that introduced the A-series paper sizes in 1922, which was adopted as an international standard in 1975. As well as road signs, DIN 1451 was also used on German car number plates from 1956 until 2000, when it was usurped by FE-Schrift, a typeface designed to improve automatic character recognition.