Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

the next typeface.

November 30, 2013


I am going out today to begin the first stages of creating my next typeface. It’s based on some old inlaid enamel lettering that can be found in only a few remaining underground CTA stations. I originally fell in love with the typeface after seeing the ampersand over and over as I made my way downtown. Sadly the example above is no longer on the wall. The CTA decided that covering up the classic type with a big ugly Helvetica sign is better than restoring it to it’s former glory. That’s a dumb idea in my book and I want to get a font made before it’s too late.


Anyway, with some luck I will be able to get about 3/4 of the letters that I want today. I am just going to ride to each station that is underground and check it all out. I need a get a bunch of photos to be able to properly recreate this thing and I figured today is as good a day as any to go do it.




Look for updates soon.

cursed posters.

October 25, 2010

I decided to make a Black Curse gig poster. No… we don’t actually have a show coming up but damnit, I wanted to make one anyway. I also have a confession to make regarding these. I didn’t bother to check out the actual address of The Arrow in Clyde. Yeah, dumb mistake and it’s going to bother nobody but me but I just thought I’d mention it. Anyway, there are two versions included in the post. I originally wanted a white version but upon playing with it in Photoshop I stumbled across a nice black iteration as well. Hit the jump to check them out. They are hot shit indeed. Let me know which is your favorite.


raising a hellhound.

October 22, 2010

Click the pic up above to get the latest font from me. It’s my solution to the good ole’ Hells Angels/Sons of Anarchy style typeface. I’ve wanted to create something like this for a while but watching Sons of Anarchy lately really put me into it. It’s a display typeface so it’s only caps and a very limited customized punctuation set. It’s all there but there are only a few extra glyphs that were created. Hit the jump to see what I’m talking about.


how you doin?

October 4, 2010

In Kent for a bit. Lots of stuff goin down. Working on a new portfolio, taking pictures, sleepin’ wherever I can, midnight football, etc. Good times. It’s been a while since I’ve been back here so it’s a good breather from the Clyde routine.

Hopefully posts will be coming with a little more frequency this week. There was also a lack of posts on Empty Seats. That’s being rectified right now. There should be posts set up for another week or two with no interruptions.

empty posters: round three.

September 25, 2010

Hittin’ up Chicago today. Looking for a new portfolio to get going. Gotta get that stuff around and make things happen. For now, I have the final Empty Seats poster set for a little while. More simplicity. I liked the font so I went a bit wild with it. This one is a little two-set post. The other poster is similar so hit the jump and check it out.