Sorkin Type (was: Eyebytes)
Eben Sorkin obtained an MA in typeface design from The University of Reading (2009), based on his typeface Arrotino (2009). In 2015, he joined the faculty at Lesley University near Boston, MA, and lives in Easthampton, MA. Sorkin Type (was: Eyebytes, in Eagle River, Alaska) is run by him. His talk at ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg was entitled Contextual alternatives. He writes about Arrotino: Arrotino begins with the forms of early Italian renaissance in the late 15th century. Their melody, generousity, and variety of shape and proportion are echoed in Arrotino. As a consequence of this Arrotino is not especially efficient, but it is comfortable. His typefaces and those by contributors at Sorkin Type:
- Armata (2011). By Viktoriya Grabowska.
- Army Pool Tiles (2005) and No Step (2007, stencil).
- Autour One (2011).
- The extensive (200+ weights) Bahn family (see also here), which has pixel and monospace themes. Software Developer (2005) is along the same pixel/monospace theme (see also here).
- Courgette (2012). By Karolina Lach.
- Duru Sans (2011). By Onur Yazcgil.
- Just for fun, he made the dot matrix typeface Exp1 (2008).
- FjallaOne (2012). By Irina Smirnova.
- Gelasio (2012): free at Open Font Library and Google Fonts. He writes: Gelasio is designed to be metrics compatible with Georgia. Gelasio is a general purpose screen oriented text face based on the Romain du Roi style cold metal type seen in Oeuvres de Jean Racine (1789). This pre-Baskerville style is sometimes called Reale or Transitional style. This and and a large x height offer a nobel, cheerful and simple feeling hence the name Gelasio. Github link.
- Goblin (2011). By Riccardo De Franceschi.
- Gravitas One (2011). By Riccardo De Franceschi.
- Habibi (2011). By Magnus Gaarde.
- Hammersmith One (2011). By Nicole Fally.
- In 2011, Eben put Nicole Fally's elegant art deco typeface Limelight and Hammersmith One on the Google Font Directory.
- Inder (2010). By Irina Smirnova.
- Kavoon (2013). By Viktoriya Grabowska.
- In 2010, Eben started working on Merriweather, a free workhorse serif family. It was followed in 2013 by Merriweather Italic and Merriweather Sans. Both are free at Google Web Fonts. Spin-offs of Merriweather sans include Liera sans (2020, Cristiano Sobral).
- Metamorphous (2011). By James Grieshaber.
- Ovo (2011). By Nicole Fally.
- Plaster (2011) is a Josef Albers-inspired stencil face, free at Google Web Fonts.
- Pompiere (2011). By Karolina Lach.
- Sarina (2011). By James Grieshaber.
- Short Stack (2011). By James Grieshaber.
- Sonsie One (2011). By Riccardo De Franceschi.
- Trykker (2011). By Magnus Gaarde.
- Vampiro One (2012). By Riccardo De Franceschi.
- Vast Shadow (2010-2011). By Nicole Fally.
- Voltaire (2011). By Yvonne Schuettler.
- Wellfleet (2011). By Riccardo De Franceschi.
- In 2015, he contributed Dekko to Google Web Fonts--Dekko is a Latin / Devanagari casual font in the spirit of Comic Sans. It originated with Modular InfoTech's 4948 [Modular InfoTech is a company based in Pune, India], and should not be confused with Norrasak Ramasute's YWFT Dekko from 2010.
- Still in 2015, he added Asar to Google Web Fonts---Asar is an original Devanagari and Latin typeface that is based on an expanding brush stroke following a heart line. The design is meant to work well with long texts. Asar is partially derived from Pria Ravichadran's Palanquin.
- Halyard (2017) is an information design sans typeface family by Joshua Darden, Lucas Sharp and Eben Sorkin.
- Codesigner with John Hudson, Joshua Darden, Maxim Zhukov, and Viktoriya Grabowska, of Omnes Cyrillic.
- In 2020, Eben Sorkin, Pria Ravichandran, Inga Ploennigs and Dan Reynolds co-designed the sans family Karow at URW.
Fontspace link. Fontsquirrel link. FontStruct link. Klingspor link. Dafont link.
Eben spent February and March 2011 learning how to carve letters in stone from Lida Cardozo at the Cardozo Kindesley workshop, Cambridge UK, and collaborating with Lida on the typeface Pulle.
The photographer photographed (in 2011, by Ralph Herrmann).
Sorkin Type (was: Eyebytes)
Klingspor Museum page
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