Denys

Denys

Portrait of Robert Redford as Denys George Finch Hatton from Sydney Pollack’s masterpiece, “Out of Africa”, released in 1985.

Ballpoint

Ballpoint

The Ballpoint Font Family continues to grow with a new Sans Serif typeface currently under development to span from typesetting to display.

Jack, revised

Jack, revised

I had painted a portrait of Jack Nicholson from "The Shining" a while back; it never matched my original intent. I could not get this effect to work in Photoshop. After some more recent illustations, I decided to go back and update this portrait of Jack...

The Thing

The Thing

I have been a fortunate childm having frown up with the likes of artists and auteurs like John Carpenter. Much like George Lucas, Stephen Speilberg, and Francic Ford Coppolla, John Carpenter is large segment of the zoetrope of my youth. So much so, that...

Parkur

Parkur

Work in progress refining a new font family; Parkur, a new display font based on Fraktur blackletter styling. And yes, you are supposed to think of "The Office" when saying its name. Once these characters have been completed and all refinements are...

Fillmore Release

Fillmore Release

Announcing the general release candidate of a font that has been in development for some time - Fillmore. Inspired by the rock and roll poster art of the 1960s and the works of artists like the great Rick Griffin.  The font family...

Fauxsaic Display

Fauxsaic Display

First full round of design on a new display font, Fauxsaic Display, based on type styling from an earlier illustration celebrating Walt Disney's original 9 Old Men. Some refinements to come, but the character set is complete since this is merely a...

Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd

Monday Motivation?! Maybe not? All right, well how about Monday diversion with the classic character from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra; a portrait of Judge Dredd.Have an idea or want to work with designomatt? Enter your name, email address, and...

Fauxsaic Display

Fauxsaic Display

A while back, I created this illustration to celebrate Walt Disney's original, 9 old men; the moniker of some of the most impactful artists Walt ever hired.As I reviewed the illustration, I though a display font, based on the intent of the illustration...

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

Some of the best things come from New Jersey, The Garden State, and this Hoboken-born son of Italian immigrants is chief among them. He became one of the most popular entertainers, if not the most popular, of the 20th Century. Portrait of the great...

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...

The Bear

The Bear

Rough sketch portrait of Jeremy Allen White and Jon Bernthal from the hit FX Network series, "The Bear". I wanted to capture some of the frenetic nature of the show using the two main characters: Carmy and his brother Michael. …with a very simple mockup...

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...