Lauren Frank


I’m a designer based in NYC, currently working at The Jewish Museum in New York. Previously worked with Pentagram, Artisan Council, Cobalt, PopShift, VICE Media, and Grüer among others.

Big fan of to-do lists, weird art, buying books bc they look cool, and condensed typefaces (case in point).

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A display typeface lovingly named Bastard after its Gothic inspiration, as well as its additions of the “new”—pixels. The forms of Bastard are derived from a French Gothic typeface, Batarde or Bastarda, a blackletter script. The pixelated appearance shows a melding of the deep history of type with contemporary, digitized design. This combination of the old with the new, as well as the name of the original blackletter script, inspired the name Bastard.