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NEWS · February 24, 2014

Remembering Mike Parker

I met Mike Parker in the late 90s, soon after I'd graduated from college. It was the dotcom era. My friends from school all got these amazing jobs making websites for hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. I had just started working at Font Bureau, making typefaces, for quite a bit less. But I didn't mind. This was an exciting time for me. I was living with my girlfriend in Cambridge, above the store where she worked. I took the train to get to the office. It was the beginning of my adult life.

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NEWS, SKETCHES · October 12, 2012

cyrumblr

Want to see more sketches and funny letters? Check out my new blog, Cyrumblr. You can follow me there or get updates via twitter.


NEWS · September 4, 2012

kaiju 2

A new screen print is available from tinyshowcase – another variation from my kaiju series.


BEHIND THE SCENES · June 29, 2012

department of font research

Where do fonts come from? No one knows for sure but Font Bureau's Cyrus Highsmith has been looking into it. His findings are illustrated above.


NEWS · June 21, 2012

Pre-order Inside Paragraphs

Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals ships next week! You can order your copy right now, over here, just scroll down and click the big red button. In case you missed it, Paul Shaw reviewed an advance copy over at Imprint.


NEWS · June 4, 2012

inside paragraphs

Inside Paragraphs press check
Inside Paragraphs press check
Inside Paragraphs press check

My book, Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals finally went on press. Here are some photos of the make-readys. Paul Shaw reviewed an advance copy over at Imprint. Stay tuned for more information!


NEWS, SKETCHES · May 29, 2012

kaiju

An upcoming trip to Japan has revived a not-very-dormant interest in tokusatsu. In a recent sketchbook, I drew the characters for 'kaiju', which translates as monster. In the process, some of the counter forms disappeared—perhaps destroying legibility. We must flee!


NEWS · May 14, 2012

typecache

There is an interview with me by Taro Yumiba at the new website, typecache.


SEEN AND NOTED, SKETCHES, WEB FONTS · April 13, 2012

star wars

The Star Wars website is using Antenna, thanks to Webtype. I think that makes me a Jedi knight! I feel a great disturbance in the letter spacing in the Star Wars logo…


SKETCHES · April 13, 2012

updike

A portrait of printer/scholar/typographer Daniel Berkeley Updike, drawn during a presentation about him by one of my students.