Rick Banks, is a graphic designer, typographer, publisher and proud northerner. Working under the moniker of Face37 he has helped create some of the world's most loved brands, including EE, Triumph Motorcycles, AXA, British Heart Foundation and adidas.
Specialising in brand, book and type design, his work has won numerous awards, including a yellow pencil from D&AD and a TDC from the Type Directors Club in Tokyo. He has been featured in the Creative Review Annual, as well as receiving recognition from the respected Creative Circle, Communication Arts, TDC (NY) and ISTD.
His work has been published internationally, and exhibited in the London Design Museum and Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo. His products, such as Type Trumps, have sold worldwide and can be found in respected design retailers around the world, from the Tate Modern in London to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. And his foundry, F37, has released fonts including Bella and Ginger, licensed by global brands such as Google, Selfridges and PepsiCo, with the foundry’s website winning awards for digital innovation in the process.
Rick takes an active role in the design community, lecturing on branding and typography around the world, and judging various awards including the ‘Crafts for Design’ category for the 2017 D&AD awards. Even more important to him though is the role that design can play in bettering the world around him, having donated both his time and publishing proceeds towards worthwhile causes for the likes of the Football Foundation and Horwich St Mary’s.