Ultravirgo

Ultravirgo Design Director named TDC Ascender

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Congratulations to Ultravirgo Design Director, Benjamin Tuttle, for being named an Ascender by the Type Directors Club. The Ascenders is the world's premier portfolio-based competition dedicated to type in all its forms, and the inspiring up-and-coming designers who are elevating the medium.


In addition to his type-focused graphic design work, Ben is an accomplished type designer, releasing two typefaces last year through the new Order Type Foundry. Plebeian is an award-winning experimental sans serif text typeface that explores the modularity of latin letterforms.

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Pastiche Grotesque is described as "type design fanfiction", looking at late 19th century Gothics through the lens of mid-20th century Neo-grotesques.

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At Ultravirgo, Ben has led numerous type-focused projects for clients including the United Nations, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the International Labour Organization. For United Community Schools, he crafted a bespoke typeface that is the centerpiece of the brand identity - designed without spaces, it utilizes icons to "fill in the gaps" between words, inspired by the way the organization fills in the gaps in student's lives.

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And for this year's Mental Health Awareness Month, he led an effort pushing the boundaries of variable-font technology in Gravity by Dinamo to ensure that users' mental health demands were typeset as large, loud and proud as possible.

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If you're looking to bring an expert typographic eye, or to create a custom typeface for your next design or branding effort, give us a call.




08/26/2022

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