Years ago when I was starting out in design, I used to say that designers who made fonts were suckers. Why would anyone waste their days laboriously hacking out hundreds of characters - not just letters, but commas and hyphens and percent symbols - when they could be using one of the tens of thousands of ready-made fonts already out in the world to make their own designs and start changing the world one menu, one t-shirt, one logo at a time? It was, of course, a statement fraught with an irony I had no way of seeing.
Because here I am.
I make fonts today because I can’t help it. After more than a decade pursuing the art of creating custom-lettering, the outcome seems more-or-less inevitable. And addictive. And pregnant with possibility. There are far, far too many stories that need to be told.
And I’d love to help you tell yours.