Matter of Sorts is a typographic practice helmed by Vincent Chan and assisted by a slew of co-conspirators. Our interests revolve around notions of commoning, design, pedagogy and type and where they might overlap, co-mingle and meld. Matter of Sorts offers a library of retail typefaces and has developed custom fonts for a diverse range of clients across commercial and cultural spheres, both in Australia and abroad.
Matter of Sorts ABN 5734 8145 074
Wurundjeri Land, U702 / 37 Swanston St
Naarm (Melbourne), Victoria 3000
@matterofsorts / email@example.com
Our library of fonts are currently being expanded and are considered incomplete. We are, however, licensing certain styles. If you’d like to know more or request trial fonts please feel free to reach out firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We are fortunate to have drawn custom typefaces for numerous institutions and businesses of varying scale and geography. If you’re interested in commissioning a typeface please get in touch at email@example.com.
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We are priviledged to work on the sovereign land and waters of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. For over 60,000 years the Wurundjeri Willam people gathered and thrived here. We acknowledge that this land was never ceded and that colonisation continues today. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Vincent completed his doctorate in 2021 at Monash Art Design & Architecture where his research explored alternative models of typographic practice. He has been a contributing winner and finalist in numerous Australia Graphic Design Association and Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design awards and in 2019 was granted an Ascender award from the Type Directors Club—one of ten international winners recognised for ‘expanding the medium of typography’.
He has been a sessional lecturer at RMIT University and is currently course coordinator of Typography 1 and Type Design at Monash Art, Design and Architecture where he has taught for over a decade. Vincent has presented at numerous international conferences and symposiums including Association Typographique Internationale in Antwerp (2018) and the Melbourne Art Book Fair International Symposium on Typography (2017).
Alongside Dominic Hofstede and Robert Janes, Vincent co-directs a typographic (ad)venture titled Counter Forms. Counter Forms exists as a platform to champions emerging, discursive, antipodean type designers. Driven by typographic research, education and advocacy, we publish original typefaces and texts towards a more accessible, diverse and equitable future.