Filed under: Chank Art, Font News, FontSightings | Tags: bling, Chank, design, designer, floss, fonts, gloss, lecture, type, typography, workshop
Filed under: FontSightings | Tags: free font, Neil Gaiman, Sandman, Stardust, Westsac
What a thrill it is for me to see the Westsac freefont all over Neil Gaiman’s new Neverwear website. The famed author also uses the font on a whole slew of his books published in the UK by Hodder Headline, including the Stardust book that was the basis for the popular new movie. I’ve been a big fan of Neil’s work ever since the earliest issues of the Sandman comics way back in the day, so needless to say I’m quite proud to see one of my free fonts on so many of his books. Excellent choice! The Westsac font was created during a fontmaking workshop at the Sacramento Art Directors and Artists Club back in 2003.
My old standard Mister Frisky is selling jewelry on the streets of Greece. I have no idea who made this hacked Greekicized version of Frisky, but I’d love to get a copy of it for my files. I’ll be making my own Greek fonts soon, thanks to all the great knowledge I gained from a Greek fontmaking workshop at the Type Directors Club in NYC last week. That’s where Rich Kegler of P-22 was nice enough to show me this picture he took while he was in Greece.
Chank Fonts World Tour, next stop: LONDON! I’ll be in London Chank-font-spotting and taking my ales as they come to me Oct 15-20. Sneak previews of my upcoming YouTube video showing on my laptop while I’m there. Find us near Oxford Circus Friday afternoon, okay? Cheerio!