Chank Blog

Bike Trails by Braingelt
October 15, 2008, 3:20 pm
Filed under: Chank Art, FontSightings


Here’s a poster I made for tonight’s Third Ward Summit neighborhood meeting. I got to use Braingelt, Floursack, Adrianna and all the Photoshop filters I wanted for this one.



GFY & Vista go full page in WSJ
August 19, 2008, 4:45 pm
Filed under: FontSightings | Tags: , ,

Hooray for the Go Font Yourself fontpak! Two of the GFY fonts were featured in full-page ads for Microsoft Vista in The Wall Street Journal. It was the new handwriting standards GFY-Woodward on Monday and GFY-Pollak on Tuesday as the headline fonts representing the printed voice of the individuals portrayed in the ad.


Chank GFY handwriting fonts in The Wall Street Journal.

Chank GFY handwriting fonts in Vista ads in The Wall Street Journal.

Somebody Kidnapped Curlz!
July 31, 2008, 9:43 am
Filed under: Bizarre, FontSightings | Tags: , , , , ,

I get a kick out of videos that show personification of typefaces. I always think of each font being it’s own character, so it’s fun seeing those personalities realized in video form. Get some giggles with this Font Conference video at The video features Olde English, Futura, French Script and Baskerville Old Face debating whether or not they should let Zapf Dingbat into their font club. My favorite part, personally, is seeing Saucy Millionaire in the logo for CollegeHumor on the top of the page. Now that’s a funny font!

Fresh Off the Guava Tree
July 17, 2008, 10:07 am
Filed under: FontSightings | Tags: , , , , , ,

What did your typography teacher say? “Never use three fonts in one headline (unless it’s Chank Fonts and you’re trying to sell rum).” Here’s Cruzan Guava Rum having some fun with Chunder, Goshen and Gomorrah. Note Gomorrah’s signature “upside-down-N”. Cool! Found this one right here in my own neighborhood in NE Mpls. Props to The Martin Agency for breaking the rules and having such excellent taste in fonts.

Quimby and Rosemary Jet to Spain for Taxali Artshow
June 20, 2008, 6:24 am
Filed under: Artworld, FontSightings

Gary Taxali art show flyer, Barcelona \

Font of the Month Club member and artist Gary Taxali chose Rosemary and Quimby Gubernatorial for flyers for his new art show titled Flop House Rules opening at Iguapop Gallery in Barcelona. The show runs through June 28. In addition to his eurogallery artshow, the critically acclaimed visual artist has collaborated with Aimee Mann on her 7th solo release @#%&! Smilers, to be released on June 3, 2008 on her own SuperEgo Records. Taxali has contributed 17 original illustrations for the packaging of  the CD, art directed by Aimee Mann and Gail Marowitz, and designed by Marowitz and Ed Sherman. Way to go Gary! Keep up the good work!

Chank Fonts Across America: Mankato

The cold new movie about how to make a font in subzero windchills. Extreme typography!


Snow Big Deal: Chank Movie Trailer #2
March 31, 2008, 10:47 am
Filed under: Chank Art, Font News, FontSightings

Another sneak preview of the next Chank YouTube video, this time a fontmaking workshop set in Mankato in February. (The first trailer is right below it here.)