Crank 8 is a collaboration between Greg Lindy and Henk Elenga, a founding member of the Dutch design group Hard Werken. It was designed specifically as the font for Elenga’s retrospective show and catalog. Ideas that were discussed for this new font included contemporary, historical, and utilitarian. Crank 8 needed to feel machine-made yet reveal the human touch involved in the manufacturing. Elements in the font are referential and imaginative, enabling Crank 8 to feel both historical and contemporary.