“Thieves Like Us” Bringing Typeface to 29 Kenmare

Posted on: October 11th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Since undergoing a complete interior and exterior makeover in August, the squat warehouse (formerly Yee Fay) at 29-37 Kenmare Street has been struggling to attract a long-term occupant.  So pop-up shop it is, and one that’s guaranteed to have graphic designers foaming at the mouth – a type-oriented installation called “Thieves Like Us.”

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“Thieves Like Us” will debut a new typeface called Marian when it opens on Thursday.  Here’s more about the show from the press release:

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“Thieves Like Us” is a collaboration between Commercial Type and designer and artist Dino Sanchez. This temporary showroom will exhibit Marian, a new typeface by Paul Barnes that reduces classic models of serif type design to their basic skeletal forms, exploring the possibilities offered by these single stroke forms in a variety of media.

Popup showroom
29 Kenmare St (at Elizabeth St.)

Noon-8pm daily
Opening reception
Thursday, October 13, 7-10pm

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