Designed by Jonathan Barnbrook in 1992, Mason is a trademark of Emigre. Since leaving college Jonathan Barnbrook has worked on his own, preferring to stay small to enable him to produce design which has an ideological purity which would not be possible in a larger design group. He believes that design, as with any visual form, has the possibility to change people’s viewpoints and is not a predefined marketing tool. As a font designer, he recently set up his own font company, Virus, to release his other fonts such as Bastard and Prozac. As a graphic designer he collaborated with artist Damien Hirst on the book I want to spend the rest of my life everywhere with everyone, one to one always, forever now. He is also known for the design of the book Typography Now Two and various advertising campaigns.
I received the honor of having this poster nominated for inclusion in a student showcase. My 10″ x 14″ poster featured the name of the typeface, the designer and all the characters of the typeface. Adobe InDesign was utilized to complete Mason 1992.