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    Grant Li: Code Type

Graphic Design: Grant Li's typeface based on the dots and dashes of morse code

Posted by James Cartwright,

Grant Li has gone above and beyond the basic design requirements for his recent branding of designer, writer and linguist Jonah Goodman – creating a bespoke typeface for the polymath to use across a range of printed collateral. Taking Jonah’s multilingual abilities as inspiration (he speaks five languages) Grant has furnished him with a graphic language all of his own, based on the universal dots and dashes of traditional Morse code. The ambiguous typeface lends itself to abstraction and though it initially appears to be a collection of disparate forms, letters begin to emerge the longer you stare. Rumour has it that pesky Q has gone missing though…

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    Grant Li: Code Type

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    Grant Li: Code Type

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    Grant Li: Code Type

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    Grant Li: Code Type

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.