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2014

  • Work on this object began.

2016

2020

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Specimen, Manuka typeface, 2014

This is a Specimen. It was designed by Kris Sowersby and made for Kris Sowersby. It is dated 2014. Its medium is digital print.

Manuka (2014) is a narrow sans serif typeface with a blunt, unpretentious quality. Available in multiple weights, the Manuka family allows designers to create a variety of typographic effects. Sowersby, a leader in the field of typeface design, offers his wares to the global design community through his Klim Type Foundry.

This object was donated by Kris Sowersby. It is credited Courtesy of Klim Type Foundry.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 167.6 × 124.5 cm (5 ft. 6 in. × 49 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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