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Jim Henson exhibition celebrated by Collins with new typeface called Kernit

Jim Henson is globally recongnised as an icnonic puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter, and filmmaker who achieved international fame as the creator of the Muppets. As part of the Jim Henson exhibition at the Museum of Moving Image in New York City, creative agency, Collins, begin exploring his work through typography and the creation of Kernit, a new typeface.

The typeface is meant to capture the same imagination, fun and whimsical attitude that everyone came to love in Henson’s vivid work. The typeface has two display weights: Kernit Bold and Kernit Outline. The pieces are designed to be used interchangeably, much like the “Anything Muppets” built by Henson and his team for use on the breakthrough children’s television series he helped create, Sesame Street.

Image credit: Collins.

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