Hamilton Woodtype Museum partnered with New York-based graphic designer Louise Fili on her first font release project. The new font, “Mardell,” is named for Hamilton retiree and wood type cutter Mardell Doubek. This is the fourth font to be cut for the museum as part of the Wood Type Legacy Project. Louise's design showcases her ongoing exploration of Italian Modernist graphics while featuring a futurist-inspired geometric design.
"This was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate two of my favorite subjects: women and Italy." says Fili. "The bold, lively angularity of Italian futurist letterforms made it a natural choice for wood type. And since it is rare to find a typeface named after a woman, I was particularly pleased to know that this would pay tribute to veteran type cutter Mardell Doubek."
Louise will celebrate release of the font with a lecture at the Hamilton museum, 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, WI, on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7pm. The event is FREE and open to the public.