The Field Guide to Typography

Peter Dawson’s newly published book features interviews with type designers from around the world. The book shows typefaces in the urban landscape, along with information to help identify them. Wayne Thompson and his work are featured on page 142.

Yearbook of Type 2013

Slanted’s Yearbook of Type for 2013 is a compendium of new type designs from around the world. Many of the best contemporary typefaces created in the last few years are featured, from large typeface publishers to small independent foundries. Our sans-serif family Acumen is featured on page 13.


A piece of display typography for the Look See exhibition, Newcastle, 2012

Typodarium 2012

Australian Type Foundry is proud to announce the appearance of Halvorsen in Typodarium 2012. This typographic calendar, now in it’s third year of production, has become an annual fixture which is keenly anticipated by type lovers around the world.

Justus Magazine

Newly published Justus Magazine featured the work of Australian Type Foundry in their inaugural issue. Justus has a philosophy of promoting unique printing processes and supporting up-and-coming designers.

Australian Style Manual

The book Graphic Design: Australian Style Manual was published in 2011. It aims to provide educational content for design students, but also provide commentary on the design industry from an Australian perspective. The work of Australian Type Foundry is featured on page 122.

Slanted magazine

German design magazine Slanted featured our font ArumSans in their 13th issue, published 2012.

Raleigh Paper Promotional Booklet

The Book of Font was first conceived in 2006. As a joint promotional exercise, we approached Raleigh Paper with the idea of producing a typographic piece which stood out from the crowd.

Paper samples often look the same: high-end photography and minimal design, all trying to shout louder than the others. Our approach was different. We used typography – a discipline rarely allowed free-reign – as a design vehicle for gaining market traction. Raleigh liked the idea and the Book of Font was born.

Now in it’s third edition, the Book of Font also acts as a type catalog, but with a difference. Rather than the same boring display of alphabets, we chose instead to show the fonts in real-life usage, often in wild and highly expressive ways.

You can download a PDF copy of this booklet on our Download Catalog page.

agIdeas 20th Anniversary Book

A hardcover book commemorating 20 years of the agIdeas conference.

The agIdeas conference is held annually in Melbourne, Australia. It brings design students and professionals together with leading creative talents from a diverse range of design-related disciplines.

2010 marked the 20th anniversary of this prestigious event. A hardcover book was produced to mark the occasion, showcasing the work of all speakers who have appeared during the last 20 years. Australian Type Foundry’s Wayne Thompson appeared as a speaker at the 2010 event, and his work was highlighted in the commemorative book.

ATF stationery

Some experiments with our own corporate identity.

We wanted our own logo to appear authentic, and after several experiments in Photoshop we decided instead to hand-stamp each card, letterhead and with comps.

We came across some old typographic woodblocks in a junk shop and began to play around with them. The pictures above show our attempts at randomising our identity, by using combinations of woodblock letters, hand-stamped on each card, instead of a logo.

Secrets of Top Designers

In 2010 Wayne Thompson was featured in a new book, Top Designers’ Secrets Revealed. The book questioned designers from various fields about their techniques, motivations and inspirations. The book also asked some curly questions such as “what’s one of the funniest or craziest moments that has happened during your career?” Wayne is in prestigious company; other designers featured in the book are Hans Hulsbosch (brand designer) and Sally Dominguez (industrial designer featured on The New Inventors tv program).

Irrigation Book

ATF ArumSans was used as the primary text typeface in this book on irrigation systems produced in 2010. Book design by TootToot Design, Sydney.

Art & Culture Magazine

ATF’s typeface Halvorsen was used as the primary text typeface in art & culture magazine A Cloth Covered Button.