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Mark Simonson, The Living Legend Behind Proxima Nova

Every designer hopes that his or her work will one day reach widespread popularity. It’s a dream that rarely happens for most of us, but when it does, the experience is nothing short of magical. For Mark Simonson, lightning struck the instant he created Proxima Nova, one of the most popular fonts available on the market…


The Brilliant Mind Behind The Evolving Work Of Shinntype

Nick Shinn founded the Shinntype foundry in 1998, after spending two decades working in graphic design. While his life began in London, his formative years took place in the small village of Barton-le-Clay in Bedfordshire, England. In 1974, Nick received an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts from Leeds Polytechnic in Yorkshire. Just two years later,…


The Northern Block – Interview With Founder Jonathan Hill

Jonathan Hill created The Northern Block type foundry in 2006. The foundry’s name originated from the term, “The Eastern Bloc,” additionally finding inspiration in the wit and irony of The Designer’s Republic, an anti-establishment design studio in his home city of Sheffield, England. Their use of the phrase, “North Of Nowhere,” heavily influenced the name he would…


The Prolific Work of PintassilgoPrints + Special Promotion

PintassilgoPrints (pin-tas-sil-go-prints) is an experienced, independent type foundry founded in the seaside city of Vitória, Brazil, an epicenter of the Brazilian typography scene. Currently located in Florianópolis, Brazil, PintassilgoPrints has been run by the prolific couple Erica Jung and Ricardo Marcin for the better part of a decade, but the pair has been engaged in print-related…


Photography by Sig Vicious

Sigger Magnus Hafsteinsson is an Icelandic graphic designer, artist and photographer whose work is widely used in advertising, brand identities, music covers, billboards and other commercial applications. Sig Vicious photographs often incorporate a lot of negative space that fits very well into advertising and poster art. Sig refused to limit his ideas to paper and…


Profile: Matthew Wahl

Matthew recently joined our lineup of font designers, so we wanted to take a minute to introduce him to everyone.


Profile: Ben Tuber

Ben recently won our typography grant over at Society6. We thought we should show you some of his work and let him introduce himself with this little interview.


Profile: Tim Lahan

Name: Tim Lahan Company: Trademark™ Website: Trademark-Trademark About: I’m trained as a graphic designer but grew up illustrating and later drawing on bathroom walls. I run my own one-man studio in New York under the guise Trademark™, where I take on all kinds of work from branding, apparel, web stuff when I have to, and…


Profile: Will Bryant

We caught up with the hard working Will “Mr. Fancy Pants” Bryant this past week. He’s a freelance illustrator and a new “student” at Public School, a collective that we’re excited to see develop.   Run us through a typical day for you. Now that I’m married and the wife has a solid job I’m…

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