Tell us a bit about Typical Type?
Typical Type started for a couple of reasons - Darren doesn't want to be doing the very hard manual work for the rest of his life - his job is physically demanding and he wants, at some point, to cut back. Secondly, we had a quiet time for his business and decided we needed a second income and a really good project for me to get my teeth into, and lastly - but not least - we love supplying beautiful work to our customers.
How did you discover your passion for typography? Did you go to college/university or were you self taught?
We are not trained in typography, but we both have a very keen eye for design and detail. I'm the more 'arty' one and Daz is the more 'hands on'. He is the one with a real eye for detail, and he is a true craftsman. I'm a 'visual' person, inspired by interiors, photography, the kids, the seaside, pinterest, where ever we go I see things which inspire me. Luckily Daz and I both have the same design 'eye' and although we might discuss how things are done, we always agree on what we do and don't like!
What inspires you?
Things that inspire us - The kids, the sea, the beach, nature, industry, buildings, interiors, everything we look at...
What is the best part of your job? What is the most challenging part?
The best part of the job is getting brilliant feedback from our customers. Oh - and seeing people's reaction when they see 'BIG LOVE' . The most challenging part is juggling 2 businesses and a busy family home, whilst making sure we have quality time as a family.
Do you have any exciting events/plans for the near future?
The exciting news for the immediate future is 'BIG DANCE'. We are working on it next week, and in the future we are working on more big, beautiful items to hire and a full wedding range.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Dedicated, fun, honest.
Megan and Darren xx
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