LAUREN FRANK

Hi, I’m Lauren. I’m a graphic designer and a recent graduate from University of California, Los Angeles where I studied Art with a minor in Art History. I have previously worked as an intern for The Jewish Museum in New York, VICE Media, and NBCUniversal, and now I’m working as a freelance designer (hire me!)

My main interests within design include branding, typography, archives, and books, as well as the intersections between art and design.


BASTARD TYPEFACE


A newfound fascination with type design and the history of design led me to begin the process of creating my own typeface, which is still a work in progress. The basic forms of Bastard are derived from a French Gothic typeface, Batarde or Bastarda, a blackletter script. The pixelated appearance shows a melding of history with contemporary design. This combination of the old with the new, as well as the name of the original blackletter script, inspired the name Bastard.

TYPE DESIGN