14
NOV
2018

Joystix Language Extensions

It all started in 1976 when the Atari video arcade game Sprint 2 was developed an released. Sprint II was an overhead racing game with two steering wheels and a black and white screen and was immensely popular. There was something really appealing about the physical aspect of...
08
NOV
2018

Greek, Russian & Vietnamese Coffee

Kenyan coffee started out in 1999 as a rather unrefined (to say the least) compact sans serif headliner. The original concept was a neo-grotesque with some mechanical style elements of early twentieth century industrial typefaces. A boxy, stovepipe design with a waistline...
05
MAY
2018

Doin’ the Neutron Dance

In 1983, Shoot That Tiger Creative Services created a record sleeve for the UK single of the Pointer Sisters Neutron Dance. The design ticked all the boxes for the design trends that would continue to dominate all the way up to early 1990’s: splatter paint granite, atom age...
24
APR
2018

Not meant to be read by drivers

There’s no shape that can’t be formed into an alphabet. But that doesn’t mean I won’t keep searching for it. For this project, I designed a set of shapes that would be intentionally challenging to work with. Zelega Zenega was informed by from the shapes of...
28
FEB
2018

Spectrashell

In 2017, my cousin and I designed a hard-shell waterproof passport case. He designed and engineered the case itself and I came up with hexagonal grip pattern, the logo and metal badge, packaging and manual. Originally, this passport case had a different name. I came up with the...
18
NOV
2017

Minicomputer: 1960s Ultramodern

The strange looking numerals at the bottom of bank checks are printed in magnetic ink in a font called MICR E-13B. This typeface was developed in the mid 1950s and was used by banks in 1960s all the way to the present day. This system only supports numerals and a few control...

Featured Fonts

04
SEP
2008

Report School

Report School is a geometric sans-serif font inspired by student handwriting practice worksheets. Rather than adhering to pure geometry, Report School favors readability. When you want to mimic the style of...
01
MAR
2010

Body Goat

Body Goat is a hand painted, compact display typeface. While it’s inky quality is an attention grabber in black and white, Body Goat really shouts when you use bold colors. A spontaneous look that’s...
28
FEB
2018

Spectrashell

Spectrashell is a compact headline crammer—heavy capitals designed for maximum impact with sharp angles that are impossible to ignore. Spectrashell began as a logotype for a brand of rugged, hard-shell, waterproof...
08
APR
2014

Strange Alphabets

Strange Alphabets is a narrow Arts & Crafts display font inspired by late 1800’s book covers and an early 1980’s variation of the Siouxsie & the Banshees band logo. Strange Alphabets includes...
08
JUN
2010

Warugaki

Warugaki is an unkempt, disarrayed headliner influenced by mid twentieth-century Japanese design. The edge treatment is subtractive, almost like a hand-made silk screen or wax dye resist. In OpenType savvy...
30
JAN
2007

Darkheart

Darkheart is a dark, eerie interlocking font. In OpenType savvy applications, certain letter sequences automatically join to form straggly, spooky letter combinations.
25
JAN
2007

Gnuolane

Gnuolane is a tight display typeface based on superelliptical letterforms, galvanized by nineteenth-century grotesques and no-nonsense 1960’s mannerisms. Gnuolane encompasses 5 weights and italics. Also check...
29
JAN
2017

Refuel

Refuel is an an octagonal technical typeface fueled by military aircraft markings. It includes 6 weights, 6 widths and italics. When the capital I is followed by a lowercase L, it automatically sprouts serifs to...
23
MAY
2017

Vanchrome

Vanchrome is a compact sans-serif headliner with chromatic layers. Create a layer in your design application, copy the layer, change the style, change the colors. Some applications such as Photoshop might need...