GRAFT

Graft Typeface

£5.99£65.00

A typeface forged in the north of England for the largest letterpress printing press in the world.

Graft is a new condensed typeface from Split. Designed as a display face for the giant People Powered Press—recognised as the largest letterpress printing press in the world—it has been expanded for digital release in four weights and with an extensive character set.

Proceeds from all sales of the font and sampler will be used to support the People Powered Press and its work.

 

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The letters’ forms take inspiration from the north’s rich industrial heritage, using the shape of the cross section of a steel I-beam as their starting point. However, it is through their purpose, to amplify local voices—in part realised through the creation of the People Powered Press—that we offer up Graft as a typeface for the North.

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Broad ee-bah-gum-Yorkshire is by no means the only language spoken in the north of England. Graft’s extensive character set has been designed in recognition of our linguistic diversity. Over 300 languages are now spoken in the UK. For the many northerners speaking the wide variety of languages using the Roman alphabet, Graft works.

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Sampler & Prints

We have collaborated with paper company Fedrigoni & printers Pressision to create a sampler and fold out poster for the typeface – Images to be released shortly.

We have also created a limited edition set of prints using Graft on the People Powered Press, also available to buy from our shop here.

Proceeds from all sales of the sampler, font and prints will be used to support the People Powered Press and its work.