Sociotype Journal Issue Two: Makeshift
From London-based creative studio Socio and their type foundry Sociotype, the Journal is a platform for thoughts on culture and society, but also happens to be a type specimen. Issue Two, titled ‘Makeshift,’ is an investigation of old things made new and new things made weird; a celebration of ingenuity and ad hoc creativity under extraordinary circumstances. It is typeset in Rework, Sociotype’s very own sans serif workhorse family.
Issue Two features twelve essays, seven image-led articles and a twenty-four page technical type specimen; digging deep into the underground world of hobby tunnelling, exploring cowpaths of desire, shotcrete-encrusted mountainscapes and the improvised landscapes of civil unrest, as well as Gorpcore upcycling, kintsugi-style vehicle repair, amateur conservation and serial art vandalism.