Rick Banks, is a graphic designer, typographer, publisher and proud northerner. Working under the moniker of Face37 he has helped create some of the world's most loved brands, including EE, Triumph Motorcycles, AXA, British Heart Foundation and adidas.

Specialising in brand, book and type design, his work has won numerous awards, including a yellow pencil from D&AD and a TDC from the Type Directors Club in Tokyo. He has been featured in the Creative Review Annual, as well as receiving recognition from the respected Creative Circle, Communication Arts, TDC (NY) and ISTD.

His work has been published internationally, and exhibited in the London Design Museum and Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo. His products, such as Type Trumps, have sold worldwide and can be found in respected design retailers around the world, from the Tate Modern in London to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. And his foundry, F37, has released fonts including Bella and Ginger, licensed by global brands such as Google, Selfridges and PepsiCo, with the foundry’s website winning awards for digital innovation in the process.

Rick takes an active role in the design community, lecturing on branding and typography around the world, and judging various awards including the ‘Crafts for Design’ category for the 2017 D&AD awards. Even more important to him though is the role that design can play in bettering the world around him, having donated both his time and publishing proceeds towards worthwhile causes for the likes of the Football Foundation and Horwich St Mary’s.

Awards

D&AD

Branding, 2018

Lectures

Thread

Bristol, 2018

Publications

Creative Review

Annual, 2018

Publications

365

Fedrigoni, 2018

Awards

D&AD

Graphic Design, 2017

Awards

D&AD

Digital Design, 2017

Publications

Computer Arts

Future Publishing, 2018

Publications

FourFourTwo

Haymarket Media Group, 2017

Publications

Net

Future Publishing, 2017

Publications

D&AD Annual 2017

D&AD, 2017

Publications

Tokyo TDC Vol 28

Bunko, 2017

Publications

The Recorder

Monotype Imaging, 2017

Lectures

PechaKucha

Manchester, 2017

Awards

Communication Arts

Award of Excellence, 2017

Exhibitions

Ginza Graphic Gallery

Tokyo, 2017

Lectures

Data Viz

London, 2016

Publications

The Recorder

Monotype Imaging, 2015

Awards

TDC (NY)

Typographic Excellence, 2015

Exhibitions

Design Museum

London, 2015

Publications

The Heart Index

The Heart Index, 2015

Lectures

D&AD

London, 2015

Exhibitions

Ground Floor Space

London, 2015

Lectures

OFFF

Barcelona, 2015

Publications

OFFF Unmasked

Vasava, 2015

Exhibitions

Millennium Gallery

Sheffield, 2015

Exhibitions

Universität der Künste

Berlin, 2015

Awards

Creative Review

Annual, 2014

Awards

Creative Circle

Gold, 2014

Awards

ABCB

Winner, 2014

Lectures

BT Sport

London, 2014

Exhibitions

Ginza Graphic Gallery

Tokyo, 2014

Publications

Creative Review Annual

Centaur Communications, 2014

Publications

Golden Meaning

GraphicDesign&, 2014

Publications

Domenica

Il Sole 24 Ore, 2014

Exhibitions

Openhouse Gallery

New York, 2014

Lectures

Design Museum

London, 2014

Publications

IDPURE

IDPURE, 2014

Publications

81

DD-Wave, 2013

Publications

WSC

When Saturday Comes, 2013

Publications

Gallery

Chois Gallery, 2013

Lectures

St Bride Library

London, 2013

Lectures

Imperial College London

London, 2013

Lectures

TYPO

London, 2012

Lectures

TDC — Joshibi University

Tokyo, 2012

Exhibitions

Ginza Graphic Gallery

Tokyo, 2012

Publications

Tokyo TDC Vol. 23

DNP Art Communications, 2012

Awards

D&AD

Book Design, 2012

Publications

Herb Lubalin: Typographer

Unit Editions, 2012

Publications

D&AD Annual 2012

Taschen, 2012

Awards

TDC (Tokyo)

TDC Award, 2012

Publications

Computer Arts

Future Publishing, 2012

Publications

Pen

Hankyu Communications, 2012

Publications

Creative Review

Centaur Communications, 2012

Exhibitions

Dreamspace Gallery

London, 2012

Publications

Logo Book

Index Book, 2012

Awards

D&AD

Integrated Graphics, 2011

Publications

Groove

Piranha Media, 2011

Lectures

OFFF

Barcelona, 2011

Publications

D&AD Annual 2011

Taschen, 2011

Awards

D&AD

Writing for Design, 2011

Publications

Just My Type

Gotham Books, 2010

Publications

Wired

Condé Nast, 2010

Publications

Nice To Meet You Too

Victionary, 2010

Publications

Eight:48

Counter Print, 2009

Publications

The Guardian

Guardian Media Group, 2009

Publications

Grafik

Adventures in Publishing, 2009

Publications

Monocle

Winkontent, 2009

Awards

D&AD

Best New Blood, 2007