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Future on Instagram, episode 07

The curator of account Timur Zima tells what happened this month on type-related Instagram, and shows whom to follow next month

August 3, 2021


A typographer, graphic designer, teacher, and student, Masha Kasatkina strives to find something peculiar and unusual in each glyph — and also believes that the most important thing in work is having fun. Masha is engaged as a designer of special projects with Arzamas and as a graphic designer at Paratype, supports @playfacestypefoundry and @wearesmrg, and does her master degree at the Design School at Higher School of Economics — Design of the Book course where she learns from Evgeny Korneev.


Having begun studying design at 16 at the Claude Garamond High School of Graphic Design and Printing Materials, Awista figured out that type is a dynamic pattern giving meaning to a concept. This description seems to hit the nail on the head when looking at his work.


After graduating from the Graphic Design Department at Umprum University in Prague, Jiří Mocek runs his own design practice. The work is mostly based on strong focus on typography, lettering, and custom typefaces which became a significant element of his portfolio, where you can find a lot of visual identities, websites, catalogues, and book design.


In a climate where it seems that everything that will be done has been done before, Ishar Hawkins pushes himself to find the new and unseen whether that means unearthing the old, or channeling the muses of tomorrow.


Otis Verhoeve is a graphic designer originating from Belgium who often creates his own bespoke typefaces for certain projects. His practice revolves around the use of graphic systems based on patterns and typography.

The works on Péter Polacsek’s Insta are not that many, but one definitely should monitor every new one of them. For now, I recommend you to check his wicked serif named Eyck that made it to the collection of independent type design New Aesthetic Vol. 2, issued by Sorry Press.

Paris-based HORAH INC. combines in their work realistic CGI with complex, active typography. The studio experiments with styles and aesthetics, approaching every task from various perspectives.


James Rönkkö from Barcelona works with collages and conventional, but seriously reimagined graphic design methods. Old photos found on a flea market, an Alpine travelog from the late 70s — any content gotten into the hands of James becomes fresh and relevant.