Author Archives: Guy Featherstone

About Guy Featherstone

Inspired by watching his father hand-render 8pt type with a Rotring nib on the bottom of his drawings, Guy set his sights when he graduated in Design from Central Saint Martins in 1996. He then skipped over the pond to NYC to work for Gee Street Recordings, where he designed record sleeves and created identity work. On his return to London, he ventured into publishing, before landing in the exciting advertising agency HHCL (Campaign’s Agency of the Decade – 2000). His passion for letters, detail, precision and craft allowed him to create great work for brands such as Guinness, Egg, Sci-Fi and Tango - he soon became their Head of Art. He went travelling around the world in 2002, to top up his stimulus tanks and complete some personal projects. Returning to London in 2003, he was appointed Head of Design at Wieden Kennedy where he has gone on to create award-winning work for brands such as Nike, Aiwa, Honda, Yakult, The Guardian, Emeco, Nokia and Space.NK. Since arriving at W K he has created, and runs a department of like-minded, typo-craft junkies.

F is for Falcon

The Peregrine Falcon is one of the swiftest, fastest birds in existence. This needs a little working out, though I think this could be a great opportunity to introduce oblique characters. If the letters were disproportionately inked/printed, if it were … Continue reading

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P is for Peafowl

We have some good ‘P’s already but I wanted to get this one out of the system, an almost symmetrical composition. Some further exploration needs to be done on the characters that make the feathers. I currently enjoy the simplicity … Continue reading

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V is for Viper

I thought a Viper may be nice, mostly as the European Viper is one of the three native species of reptile in the UK and its protected. Other more common Vipers are endangered because of their soft skin, they have … Continue reading

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S is for SNAKE scamp by Guy Featherstone

A little obvious in execution this one but if it were produced with the correct characters then it could be rather charming. It would also be nice to play with the volume of ink to maximise the show of wood … Continue reading

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B is for BEAR scamp by Guy Featherstone

Not sure about this one. I’m mostly a fan of the ones which are super simple, 2-3 characters max! However, this could be fun if it were produced actual bear paw size. The characters chosen are those from the Gothic … Continue reading

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B is for BAT scamp by Guy Featherstone

There are too many animals for this letter ‘B’. Spiky terminals on Tuscan characters simply reflect and embody that of the wings of a bat. This can be achieved through the use of some Antique Tuscan and Gothic Tuscan letters, … Continue reading

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