ABOUT


Sarah Auches (they/she) is a graphic designer based in St. Louis, MO // Kiikaapoi land. Their design work centers on research-driven identities, type design, and motion. They are passionate about critical practices that work for resistance and joy. 

Currently developing TheyType with Allen’s Cruz and pursuing a BA in Communication Design from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Open to freelance opportunities. Always excited to learn and build new things together!




WRITING


Imagining the Homeland
ANXIETY & EMPIRE, 2021

The Grid & Systems of Control
DESIGN & CAPITAL, 2021




TYPE DESIGN, 2022

ALIZEH





Process
RESEARCH REPOSITORY

Schmale Magere Egyptienne ︎︎︎
SPECIMEN SHEET (1912)


Alizeh is an in-process revival of Schmale Magere Egyptienne from J.G. Schelter and Giescke Foundry (est. 1819) designed with the instruction of Ben Kiel.

With the original typeface’s elegant contrast and weight in mind, Alizeh’s design balances the consistency of its slab endings and a delicate playfulness of curved forms, creating a lovely texture for secondary copy. Its condensed width and distinct impression make it optimal for small-scale flyer and poster formats.

The in-progress glyph set will be expanded to include punctuation and an extended character set. 





Newspaper specimen spread designed to showcase the prototype glyph set, printed by Newspaper Club.


Photos from a collective exhibition displaying the class’s revival typefaces.