LAUREN FRANK

Hi, I’m Lauren. I am a graphic designer based in NYC 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 Design Assistant at Artisan Council while also working on freelance projects.

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

Big fan of to-do lists, lists in general, Hieronymus Bosch, the relationship between witchcraft and feminism, weird art, and really chubby typefaces.


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