We took to the streets to capture the ‘field recordings’ from all across London.
The idea of London – with its contrast and diversity, immersive and visceral energy – as a symphony of noise, unexpected contrasts and vibrant expression inspired the font from its conception. The ‘Sounds of London’ was a concept born out of this idea. Consequently, the name FS Benjamin came from the most iconic sound in London, the great bell on the Houses of Parliament in Westminster ‘Big Ben’.
The entire DixonBaxi team took to the streets over several weeks to capture a huge mix of sounds, noises, and snippets of conversations at different times of day, from the commute to the weekend in the park and to lesser-known parts of London.