From Parts Unknown FP U

News, updates & thoughts.


We have a desk free

...and are looking for interns with something to say. No tea making required – instead you will be working on projects for both FP U (the solo practice of Steven Waring) and Ensemble (the creative collective founded by Steven Waring and Martin James Power).  If you are interested, send work to



Bullet Quad – Free font download

A quick, experimental and intentionally naïve typeface looking at form and legibility using 3 basic shapes and a square 2x2 grid. The typeface comes as a basic character set with alternates glyphs. Available here as a free download.


Nona – Free font download

A 13-weight modular typeface system. Available as a free trial version here.


Kayfabe – Available on YWFT

An experimental headline typeface influenced by 70's Americana, love, paranoia and psychedelia. Kayfabe comes in 4 styles — Block, Block Outline, Round and Round Outline and is availabe to buy at YouWorkForThem.


Ephemera – A fixed width typeface

An experimental headline typeface with a range of glyphs and alternate characters, now available on YouWorkForThem.


FP U on Behance

Instead of publishing in depth project overviews on this site, you can find more detailed project case studies plus archive work over on Behance.


Studio Playlist 2: When The Rain Came

A second collection of tracks by artists currently on loop. This theme: World influenced.


Studio Playlist 1: This Is An Exit

The first in a sporadic (loosely themed) collection of songs by artists that regularly get played in the studio. This round: Psych and fuzz.


New site

After around 4 years of the first FP U site, welcome to a long overdue second issue. Designed to have a greater impetus on key projects, a focus on clarity and functionality, but most importantly flexibility to develop and morph over time. New (and some notable previous) projects are now being published on Behance in the form of more detailed case studies. The site will shortly grow to include other areas, including store, but most notably ‘LAB' – an area to show with transparency, ongoing, rejected and experimental work.