Barrett Reid-Maroneycreated the typeface Arras that fuses inspiration from the architecture of the stage and letterforms.
An arras is a tapestry usually hung on the walls of a room or used to conceal an alcove; it's often used in the context of a stage curtain. Featured throughout the design of the typeface, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre inspires countless elements. However, despite being inspired by the theatre, this typeface could be used in many contexts. Without context, imagine its use in a retro-inspired design or with more earthy and natural designs or with a futuristic design. This typeface can work as an almost chameleon of design, blending in with anything when used correctly.
Arras, which takes its name from the theatrical device of the stage curtain, attempts to draw connections between the architecture of the stage and the architecture of letterforms. Arras is a profoundly theatrical typeface, featuring elements that resemble the space of the tiring house in Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.