Muir McNeil

World-renowned type design, graphic design
and moving image studio

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Founded in 2009 by Paul McNeil and Hamish Muir, MuirMcNeil’s activities are focussed on exploring systematic and algorithmic methods in type design, graphic design and moving image.

Paul McNeil is a typographic designer and author. Seven years in the making, 'The Visual History of Type’, McNeil's extensive survey of type design from 1450–2015, was published internationally in 2017.

Hamish Muir was co-founder of the London-based graphic design studio 8vo (1985–2001), and co-editor of Octavo, International Journal of Typography (1986–92).


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Released today (11 September), The Visual History of Type is a definitive survey of the major typefaces produced since the advent of printing, from movable type in the mid-15th century to the present day.  Read full article