Meet the First Font

As I said before, technical concerns did take some precedence, but that doesn’t mean that I’m going to make any old typeface.  I’ve selected three local artists to help produce the fonts:  Mike Basinski, Rich Kegler, and Hyeyoung Shin.  In addition to those three, I will be attempting to design my own font as well.  In the coming weeks, I’ll introduce each of the artists, show some of their work, and explain why I chose them for this project.  But for now, let’s take a look at the first font: Rich Kegler’s  Winchell.

WinchellOutlines

Winchell is the only typeface known to be designed here in Buffalo, NY (prior to the formation of P22 Type Foundry).  Rich Kegler, owner of P22 Type Foundry and head of the WNYBAC discovered a 36 pt. drawer of this font and used that, as well as many other extant samples, to digitally craft an updated version of Winchell.  Read about the history of this font, as well as technical and artistic decisions that Kegler made, here.

If it looks familiar, that’s because it’s the font we used to cut the chipboard letterforms!

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Published in: on November 9, 2009 at 10:15 AM  Leave a Comment  

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