Oh No Type
[James T. Edmondson]
Oakland, CA-based designer, whose company is called Oh No Type. In 2011, he was a student at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Graduate of the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag in 2014. Before that, he was based in Leeds, UK. James teaches Type at Cooper West. In 2018, James co-founded Future Fonts, a platform for distributing fonts in-progress. Typefaces:
Klingspor link. Behance link. Dribble link. Old home page. Future Fonts link.
- 2008: at FontStruct of the blackletter typeface Eclyptico and of Mopper.
- 2010: Edmondson, Dode (script).
- 2011: Edmond Serif (in progress) is being designed in Rod Cavasos Type Design class at CCA. Edmond Sans (2011) is a headline all caps sans face. Duke (Lost Type) is a beveled typeface based on the signage for the Cup and Saucer Luncheonette in New York. Wisdom Script (Lost Type) was originally designed for Woods of Wisdom, a 50 part poster series on bad advice. Working on a roman caps version in Ed Interlock style. Lavanderia (2011, free at Lost Type) is a signage script family inspired by fancy laundromat lettering in San Francisco's Mission District.
- 2012: Edmond Sans (Lost Type).
- Mission Script (2012) is a connected signage script, also inspired by lettering in San Francisco's Mission District.
- 2013: Mission Gothic. Influenced by wood types, this sans was co-designed with Trevor Baum.
- 2014: Covik, his graduation typeface at KABK. He writes: Covik was designed with the goal of creating a small text family with complimentary display typefaces which work together to create a rich typographic palette. How divergent could a style be while remaining kindred? In what ways could weight, width, proportion, and construction be played with in order to create a varied family? See also Covik Sans Mono.
- 2015: Hobeaux (a take on Morris Fuller Benton's art nouveau typeface Hobo), Viktor Script (a retro script done with Erik Marinovich). Accompanied by Hobeaux Rococeaux (2016).
- 2016: Vulf Mono (Vulf Mono is the official typeface of Vulfpeck, a funky four-piece rhythm section from Ann Arbor, Michigan. The typeface draws main inspiration from 12 point Light Italic, a font for the IBM Selectric typewriter.)
- Year unknown: Bordeaux Script.
- 2018: Obviously, Eckmann Psych (a psychedelic take on Otto Eckmann's art nouveau type), Ohno Blazeface, Cheee (a variable font).
- 2020: Fatface. In the true didone fat face tradition, with delicious conniving outlines.
Oh No Type
Klingspor Museum page
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