Reporters without Borders – Fonts for Freedom. We took the fonts from newspapers that have been censored
and shut down around the world, and created a creative tool that gives people the chance to voice their opinion
on freedom of press using these revived fonts.
Outdoor. Upon Turkish president Recep Erdogan’s arrival to Germany was confronted with posters promoting
press freedom. With clear statements set in the fonts of newspapers he had just banned.
Online. The fonts-for-freedom.com website provides more information about banned newspapers and their history.
Anyone can download the fonts and use them to make a statement in support of press freedom,
which they can personally typeset with the help of generator.
Print. Germany’s best-known daily newspapers used the fonts on their front and media pages,
replacing their house fonts with Fonts for Freedom.
Results. Fonts for Freedom has brought banned newspapers back into public focus around the world.
132 countries | 830 million contacts | 2.7 million interactions
Role: Art Director & Graphic Designer
Creative Director: Soen Becker & Eduard Hoerner
Managing Director: Leif Johannsen & Patrick Matthiensen
Type Designer: Anja Meiners & Ralph du Carrois (bBox)
Client: Reporters without Borders
Agency: Serviceplan Hamburg
Location: Hamburg, Germany