Designed for the massive typographic installation, One Day in Our Park, this bespoke family of typefaces were meticulously drawn for the 1.3 million tiles used throughout the project.
Holland 4, Holland 13, Holland 44 and Holland 84 are named after the Kensington park that is the basis of the work – JJ Holland Park (itself named after the renowned local Labor member of State Parliament). The numbering descriptor (4, 13, 44 and 84) refers to the number of tiles high each typeface occupies. These typefaces are based on a universal unit measure (a square tile of 25mm plus 2.5m grout), they have been designed to be used at scale to each other. This numbering system echoes the much earlier type description systems used in both wood and metal type which would refer to height in lines (12 line, 18 line etc).