Republish is a self-initiated and exploratory project by Behalf Studio. The project seeks to investigate the typographic remnants, hidden in the apertures of urban landscape and archived materials, and revive them into digital typefaces.
The process of creating the digital incarnations often involves both research-driven and speculative design. Starting from the collection and study of vernacular typographic elements, we select the ones that give us ground to experiment with. We will then extrapolate from a few letters to create a completed working typeface, informed by visual research and cultural context.
The output of this project is a curated collection of free and open-source fonts, along with storytelling elements, created by and for Vietnamese people. This is our effort to return the unique but familiar aesthetics of local identity to the community.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam