The largest and most complex typeface Sawdust has ever made, Quainton is made up of 350 glyphs. “The beginnings of Quainton took place some years ago,” says Sawdust co-founder Jonathan Quainton, who says he began experimenting with blending typefaces Didone and Bauhaus in the hope of taking them somewhere new. The work was shelved and recently resurfaced when the design pair were organising work. “After all that time and looking at it with fresh eyes, we felt there was something special in those initial workings and so set about finishing the design,” says Quainton’s partner Rob Gonzalez. The duo found that setting personal deadlines helped them fit the project in between clients, and say they are looking forward to seeing how others envisage using the finished typeface.