Paul Robb is a Creative Director and Type designer with over 25 years of experience, and is a Professor of Graphic design at the University of Perugia, and a Professor on the MA Brand design course of the Academia of Perugia.
Since 2000 he is Creative Director for Salt&Pepper an award-winning multidisciplinary contemporary graphic design studio focused on transforming brands and businesses. Expressiveness and authenticity are the basis of his work which is completed with a balanced fusion of creative design and technology. In 2020 he started S6 Foundry which develops creative fonts by designers for designers. Based in Italy they are an independent contemporary digital type foundry crafting retail typefaces for use in digital and print applications. His work has been exhibited throughout the world and his poster designs are held in permanent museum collections. He regularly collaborates with film directors, advertising agencies, institutions, and type designers around the world.
University of Ulster at Belfast
2000- Present — Perugia Italy - Salt & Pepper
2014 - Present — Accademia di Belle Arti “P.Vannucci” Perugia
2018 - Present -— Prof. Graphic Design - Università Degli Studi Di Perugia
2000 Designer — London - OKO Studios / HD&M Films
1996 - 2000 Designer — London - Carlton Television
AWARDS AND PRIZES
2021 - 3x Silver - A ‘Design Award International Design Academy
2020 - Silver & bronze - A ‘Design Award International Design Academy
2019 - Gold - Novum design award - Graphic Design Category
2019 - Sustainable design of the year - Novum design award - Graphic Design Category
2019 - ADI Design Index 2019
2019 - Nominated Premio Compasso d’Oro 2020
2019 - Gold - A ‘Design Award International Design Academy
2019 - Nominated Designer of the Year IAD
2016 - Nominated Premio Compasso d’Oro
2016 - The Plan Award 2016 - Finalist for Culture
2015 - ADI Design Index 2015
2014 - Nominated Premio Compasso d’Oro
2013 - ADI Design Index 2013
Light - Discovering Umbria
Dynamically anchoring the catalogs are two bespoke typefaces. The first font is three different combinations. Inspired from concealing and reflect the words with controlled randomness emulating the lighting situations in continual flux. The same word yields different combinations each time creating a rhythmic pattern. The second font was inspired by shadows within the photographs and the idea of expanding light. Each letter is extended characterizing the long-drawn shadows.
Photography copyright, Paul Robb & Marco Giugliarelli
Plasma is a stylistic modular font developed to give freshness to graphic projects. The font includes diverse and versatile styles of an extensive character set with over 80 alternative glyphs allowing glyph mixing, griving the typeface a unique personality. The font is perfect for branding communications giving a distinct visual balance. The Specimen book was developed as a short run for the first 20 designers to buy the font.
Paul Henry Robb
Monk Latin and Arabic Geometric
Monk is a multi-language geometric harmoniously balanced font in Arabic and Latin. The font family has its origins from the Benedictine and Franciscan writing. Both Arabic and Latin work seamlessly together having shared counters, stem thickness, and curved forms. Monk is a type family that seeks a balance between the openness and legibility of humanist sans serifs. Letterforms have a distinct direction of the ductus, a wide overall stance, large open counters that help in its legibility.
© Paul Henry Robb, Salt & Pepper