Andrew Byrom's Venetian Blind Typeface

Andrew Byrom's Venetian Blind Typeface

Gregory Han
Nov 12, 2009

As a graphic designer by trade and education, we fell smitten with designer Andrew Byrom's inventive reuse of the window blind as a system to create typographic forms. "Venetian" was an exploratory process using real common household blinds, resulting in a font with consistent line widths and a surprisingly modern appeal.

Andrew Byrom's Venetian Blind typeface was designed in three weights: Closed, Regular and Open, but we can't seem to find where to purchase/download the typeface (there's a not as impressive alternative available). But he does happen to sell Aluminum House Numbers for those looking for a unique home address option.

Andrew Byrom serves as Associate Professor and Graphic Design Area Head at California State University Long Beach and you can currently see his work at Andlab Gallery in Los Angeles.

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