EphemeraResearch – Sawdust Design

Sawdust is the creative partnership of Jonathan Quainton and Rob Gonzalez and is based in London. They specialise in bespoke and innovative typography, brand display typefaces, visual identities and image-creation for clients including;

Nike • Wired • The New York Times • It’s Nice That • Coca-Cola • AKQA • Esquire • Creative Review • Audi • Fast Company • Bleep • IBM • Honda • ESPN

They have been published in numerous books and magazines and are frequent contributors to design publications worldwide. They have received awards of excellence for their typography and identity work and have been nominated for the Design Museum’s annual Designs of the Year, 2015. Their work has also been exhibited at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.

Their image making work consists largely of three dimensional images on clean, crisp backgrounds.

A piece created for Audi Magazine in 2015. This piece is a prime example of their image work, clear defined lines, very minimalist, but designed to a perfect point.

I typeface designed by Sawdust specifically for Nike. It follows their clean, crisp design ethos and is a stylistic sans serif font.


Author: David Rothwell

I am a Graphic Communication student at Cardiff Metropolitan School of Art and Design If you like any of my work, have feedback (good or bad) or would like to get in touch, please do

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