Type in Stereo
with Forest Young
An exploration of typographic intent through personal and professional work that addresses the themes of accessibility and universality. Applying humor, remixing, and critique to typographic expression, Forest Young’s work questions the hidden forces behind type at scale.
About Forest Young
Forest Young is a designer and educator. He is the Head of Design for Wolff Olins San Francisco, where he leads design initiatives for the world’s most influential companies. Forest is also a critic in graphic design at the Yale School of Art. Prior to joining Wolff Olins, Forest was the Executive Creative Director at West, leading design across a portfolio of early stage companies. He recently served on the Board of Directors for AIGA/NY, and earlier in his career, led design at Interbrand NY, supporting the tech accounts AT&T, YP, Vine, Google and Microsoft.
His work has been exhibited at MoMA, the Royal Ontario Museum and at international biennials. He is the recipient of the highest design accolades including the Gold Design Lion at Cannes and the ADC Best-in-Show Black Cube. Forest received his MFA from the Yale School of Art where he was awarded the Mark Whistler Prize, and studied type design under Matthew Carter and Tobias Frere-Jones.