At Formist Foundry we strive to be progressive and inventive by challenging our own expectations of what type design can be. While we are concerned with the integrity of typographic communications, we understand that creativity, personality and abstraction are equally as important as style, clarity and legibility. Inevitably, we employ our intuition and rigour to produce typography that we hope you will find useful and meaningful.
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Formist is a design studio, a publisher and a type foundry. Driven by the belief that design is as much about feeling as it is about clarity, Formist utilise their unique design experience to develop rigorous solutions for commissioners and self-initiated projects. Every Formist project exhibits a commitment to research, detail and quality.
Formist has over 25 years experience as an industry leader specialising in design for some of the world’s most exciting cultural and commercial organisations. These commissioners include Hopscotch Films, Sydney Opera House, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Preservation Music, Entertainment One, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Black Ink, University of Technology Sydney, University of NSW Press, Uro Publications, Power Institute, Australian War Memorial, Powerhouse Museum, Australia Council for the Arts, Roslyn Oxley 9, Universal Music, Candalepas Associates and Kaldor Public Art Projects.
In addition to Formist Foundry, the organisation also comprises Formist Studio, a design group that develops bespoke solutions for commissioners and self-initiated projects; and Formist Editions, a publishing division committed to creating high quality books, limited edition objects, prints and artworks for lovers of art and design.