Lyric is a humorous and inspirational range of quote cards published by Icon. A curated collection of funny, inspiring or philosophical quotes are presented in their simplest form. The emphasis is all on type and typesetting; each quote is precisely set in Akzidenz-Grotesk, first published by Berthold Type Foundry in 1898. A sans serif face, described by Jan Tschichold as ‘a functional style for a rational era’, became synonymous with Swiss Typography and graphic design.
Akzidenz was widely favoured by Jan Tshichold and his Bauhaus cohorts for its beauty in simplicity and laid the foundation for other innovative fonts like Helvetica and Univers. We have chosen a bold weight using blue, red and silver Pantone inks and paired this with a premium uncoated paper from G.F Smith. Each Lyric card comes with a smoke grey envelope to complete the minimalist look; a timeless range of contemporary quotation cards.