Typefaces

Mumbai Calling TV opening titles featuring Exuberance Primary
Mumbai Calling TV opening titles featuring Exuberance Primary

My passion for designing typefaces started in the mid 90’s. I was dissatisfied with the quality of freeware/shareware typefaces available on the Internet at that time; many fonts were of the “grunge” and “handwriting” variety. So, in that context, I began experimenting with an Amiga program called TypeSmith, which came free on a magazine coverdisk. The goal: to create high-quality fonts that would not look out of place as body text in a magazine.

The font editor TypeSmith running on a Commodore Amiga emulator
TypeSmith 2.5, running on an Amiga emulator

Since those early days, I migrated to FontLab and didn’t look back. Exuberance and Exuberance Primary, released in 2005, are still available to purchase and have popped up in a variety of different places.

The majority of the typefaces you see here were designed in the early to mid 2000’s. After a break, I’ve rediscovered typeface design, and armed with copies of Glyphs and FontLab 7, am now exploring how font technology has evolved. I’m currently designing a new variable font, Llawen, which includes ligatures and stylistic alternates.

Llawen

WIP

Melys

WIP

Exuberance Primary

Released 2005

Exuberance Primary sample

Exuberance

Released 2005

Exuberance sample

Graham Sans

2005, released as freeware

Graham Sans sample

Sooker

2005, unreleased

Sooker sample

lowercasenospaces

2005, experimental 

lowercasenospaces sample