Typefaces

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

My passion for designing typefaces came about as a result of a general dissatisfaction with the quality of freeware/shareware typefaces available on the Internet, many of which were of the “grunge” and “handwriting” variety. I started designing typefaces in the mid 90’s using an Amiga program called TypeSmith, which came free on a magazine coverdisk, and I quickly became hooked. The goal was to create high-quality multi-purpose 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 available to purchase and have popped up in a variety of different places.

The bulk of the typefaces you see here were designed in the early to mid 2000’s. After a long hiatus, I’ve now 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.

Exuberance Primary sample

Exuberance Primary

Released 2005

Exuberance sample

Exuberance

Released 2005

Sooker sample

Sooker

Unreleased

Graham Sans sample

Graham Sans

Released as freeware

lowercasenospaces sample

lowercasenospaces

Experimental