May 21

May 21

It was 36 years ago today, that I walked across the stage, what is now Miller Theater, and received my diploma as a member of the first graduation class of The University of the Arts. I had entered the Philadelphia College of Art (PCA) and during my...

Eccentric

Eccentric

Eccentric Display is a decorative display font based on typography from the Parisian posters of the early 20th Century.

Ballpoint Sans Flat

Ballpoint Sans Flat

An update to the Ballpoint family and an additional San Serif Flat style of letterform that continues to expand our ever-growing family.

Ballpoint Label

Ballpoint Label

As the result of simple prompt, this is the limited display font, Ballpoint Label, based on the label makers of my youth.

Lydia alpha

Lydia alpha

An test of our new display font-in-progress, Lydia. A sans serif display font derived from a sign painter’s sample sheet from last century.

Progress and process

Progress and process

Continued progress with the new sans serif font, Lydia, as well as an example of some of the process used in the creation of our newest font.

Lydia

Lydia

New sans serif display font in development based on the sign letters brushstrokes of the early 20th century.

Uncial, alpha

Uncial, alpha

Update to the latest font in our product line, an expanded Uncial-style face and the first test of our font preview tool.

Uncial, round 2

Uncial, round 2

Second round of development on the new Uncial Display font and expanded the character set to include several ligatures.

Uncial

Uncial

Working on a new Uncial font and although it technically should only be capitals, we are working on a lower case character set as well.

Ballpoint Sans

Ballpoint Sans

Finalizing the first release in the expanding Ballpoint family – Ballpoint Sans. A simple sans serif suitable for all occasions.

Ballpoint Roman GA

Ballpoint Roman GA

Announcing the general availability of our newest font family, Ballpoint Roman; based on a sign painter's sample sheet from the early 20th Century and complete with some alternate characters and ligatures. The font family is...

Ballpoint Ligatures

Ballpoint Ligatures

Although watching a font being created in near realtime can be as exciting as watching the grass grow for most. However, we continue with the refinements to the Ballpoint Roman (née Regular) face with alternate characters and ligatures to extend and...

First Round Completed

First Round Completed

Continuing my work in progress with the first round competed of the new Ballpoint Regular complete character set. It is based on a sign painter's sample from the early 20th Century; as such it was limited to the upper and lower cases, as well as a...

Ballpoint Regular

Ballpoint Regular

Work in progress on the iteration of the Ballpoint family; extending it to a regular version with a complete character set for all uses. Currently have the first draft of the upper and lower case letterforms. Next step is refine and balance these forms...

Ornamental Roman

Ornamental Roman

Announcing the general availability (GA) of the new Ornamental Roman font family, based on a sign painter's display from the early 20th Century that contains three versions of the typeface: OrnamentalRoman.otf OrnamentalRoman-Bold.otf...