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The Kinfolk Table

Contributed by I G on Nov 2nd, 2014. Artwork published in
October 2014
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    The Kinfolk Table 1
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    “Kinfolk is a slow lifestyle magazine published by Ouur that explores ways for readers to simplify their lives, cultivate community and spend more time with their friends and family”.* Stephen Coles identified the typeface for the title, “Optimus Priceps, a kind of messy Trajan by Manfred Klein” [See the detail below]. These roughened letters inspire thoughts of whittled branches or the uneveness of a handcraft. The body text is Adobe Caslon. The breathy use of whitespace and letterspacing recall a lot of contemporary Japanese design (often set in Garamond). The Kinfolk magazine, cookbook and website all have a slightly different palette of type, but maintain a similar feeling across mediums. The clarity and warmth of the type as it is used here compliments the associations the brand promotes, which all boil down to a clear set of values. This is a book not just for cooking, but a place to find lifestyle receipes.

    The Kinfolk Table 2
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    The Kinfolk Table 3
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    The Kinfolk Table 4
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    The Kinfolk Table 5
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    Inner spread with a detail added to show the textface
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    Inner spread with a detail added to show the textface

    The Kinfolk Table 7
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    1 Comment on “The Kinfolk Table

    1. Nov 21st, 2014  8:34 pm

      Optimus Priceps looks like someone took a screenshot of Trajan and applied an 'image trace’ to it with Adobe Illustrator.

      As much as I can appreciate the meaning behind this, it just kind of looks dumpy. 

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