A0110.sfn

A0110.sfn1is a woodblock typeface reappropriating the type from a Tesco receipt. The typeface raises questions about the different roles design can play in society and the hierarchy suggested by this.2The disposability of a receipt is contrasted with the recent fetishisation of woodblock type by designers.3

1This is the name of the receipt printer's typeface. For the curious, thisinformation was sourced from NCR's Printer Font File List.

2This stemmed from research into the difference between vernacular design(i.e the type done by small businesses operating outside graphic designs trend cycles) and design done by agencies. I was interested in defining where the boundaries for graphic design were drawn.

3Interestingly, when thermal printed letters are enlarged their texture is remarkably similar to woodblock type.


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