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NEWS, TYPE DESIGN · October 1, 2010

the smell of books

The following is the text from the presentation I gave at Matthew Carter’s AIGA Boston Fellows Award ceremony on September 24, 2010.

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SKETCHES · July 9, 2010

red & black

SKETCHES · June 25, 2010


Someday, grunge type will make a comeback and I will be ready.

SKETCHES · June 11, 2010

drowning in italics

SEEN AND NOTED · May 28, 2010

spell check

Thanks to my long career at Font Bureau, I can spell bureau with confidence. Now, thanks to the new slab serif version of Antenna, I can spell its name, Receiver with the same certainty. The e goes before the i ! Receiver isn’t published yet but you can check it out in RISD’s new alumni magazine, RISD XYZ.

SKETCHES · May 13, 2010

another quick one

SKETCHES · April 29, 2010

quick sketch

Here is a quick drawing before I hop on a boat and head for Font Bureau’s annual meeting.


the call

A couple of weeks ago, I caught a screening of The Call of Cthulhu at my friendly neighborhood public library. H.P. Lovecraft, the author of the original short story, is something of a local hero here in Providence.

I drew the above lettering in my sketchbook while waiting for the show to begin.

Although this film adaptation was done in 2006, it’s a silent movie that appears as if it were made closer to era when the story was first published in 1928. There is an attention to detail that any typophile could appreciate—no anachronistic fonts in this production, at least as far as I could see. Check out the titles in the trailer for a taste.

NEWS · April 1, 2010


It could have been a lot worse but things are a bit wet at Font Bureau’s Rhode Island office this week.

SKETCHES · March 12, 2010


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