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These are a few of my favourite things: Artist and designer Kate Hursthouse

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These are a few of my favourite things: Artist and designer Kate Hursthouse

As part of Idealog's Design Month, we picked the brains of some of the most interesting individuals in the industry to find out their favourite design-related things, their not-so-secretive side hustles and what inspires them creatively. Here's artist and designer Kate Hursthouse, who specialises in calligraphy, lettering and typography.

Last year Andrew Capener designed a rather lovely Scrabble set with a sleek walnut board and assorted fonts on the tiles with the goal of exciting people about typography. He succeeded.

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If you’re a designer with a particular penchant for typography and all things German (yes, that’s quite the combination), the Goethe-Institut has launched the design competition just for you. The institute is on the hunt for New Zealand-based design students and professionals to design their own alphabet. Do that and you could win a trip to Germany.