Typeface Experiments

Yep, just experiments. No warranty.

Reconstruct
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Reconstruct

Inspired by a friend’s type, and determined to have something similar in my arsenal, I created a hand-drawn stencil based off the letters I had seen. Rejected as a band logo, I extended the glyphs to create this font.

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HELLVETICUH
CLUB KARATE
ALL AGES $5@9PM
ABC abc 123 $#@!

HELLVETICUH

Originally created for DIY venue, Club Karate, this was inspired by xerox flyer art. Distressed and half-toned for a screen printed look. This font has been used heavily by PETA, Victory Records and Shepherd Express.

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Player Piano
CRASS AT SEA WORLD
Do they owe us a living
Yes they do

Player Piano

This “found” type was developed by scanning the lettering from a vintage player piano scroll which was picked up at a venture thrift store. The results was this stenciled type, reminiscent of punk bands like CRASS.

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Senefelder
ABCDEFGHIJKLM
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Senefelder

This type face was created by transferring a digital print to a slab of limestone and printed to newsprint using a lithographic printmaking process. This unique process created a organic, distressed look.

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Bowery
ABCDEFGHIJKLM
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Bowery

Bowery was developed because there was nothing like it at the time. A young tattooist, Mario Desa, shared his flash and tattoo mags with me, which was the inspiration for this traditional tattoo handwriting.

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Rescue Technician
RESCUE TEAM
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Rescue Technician

This typeface was developed based stencils seen on road cases of touring bands. A few letters were initially drawn as a logo comp for a band. The type was rejected, but it now lives on in this finished typeface.

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Rescue Disaster
RESCUE TEAM
abcdefghijklm
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Rescue Disaster

This is an alternate version of Rescue – Technician, which features rounded corners. The font family name was picked up by the band, “Rescue” (from Detroit) which rejected the logo comp. Thanks you guys, for these fonts.

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