Daniel McQueen, The Designers Foundry
How does FUNCTION sit in the TDF family, alongside your other fonts?
After releasing a series of larger, text-orientated type families and script typefaces this year it was really refreshing to get back to our roots and release a simple display typeface for a change.
What do you look for in designers to collaborate with on fonts?
All our collaborations tend to come around pretty organically, including the collaboration with Anthony – he had bought some of our other fonts over the years, we’d bought posters from him, exchanged a few friendly emails, then last year we hired him to design a poster specimen for another font we were releasing. We kept in touch and then about March this year we asked him if he’d like to do a typeface with us.
I believe having some form of connection before asking to do a joint project is important. Generally speaking though, 90 per cent of our fonts are submissions, but when we approach designers we look for someone with their own style of design that could bring something new to TDF.