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Sketchbook B [Bob Wertz]

Free font outfit by Bob Wertz that started production in 2009, mostly based on FontStruct: Micro 205 (dot matrix typeface), Scoreboard (athletic lettering), Valdes Poster Sans (2009, a casual hand-printed bold sans done in cooperation with Zoo Valdes), Aiken (art deco done at FontStruct), CerealBox (+Fill), Technobabble, Transmission (+Bold; FontStruct), Psuedoscript (2010, upright connected angular script), Powergrid (constructivist, FontStruct), Substation (constructivist, FontStruct), Dradis (FontStruct, kitchen tile face), Woodrow (FontStruct, octagonal; +Light), Infield (FontStruct), Grande (fat piano key font, FontStruct), Big Thursday (Wild West face, FontStruct), Dingbots and Monsters (pixel dingbat face, FontStruct), Foxtrot Sierra (maritime flags).

Powerlane (2012), his first commercial typeface, is an octagonal constructivist typeface family.

He writes about himself: Bob Wertz is a graphic designer and art director living in Columbia, SC. In addition to working as designer, Bob has been an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. He was a founding member of the AIGA South Carolina board, serving as vice president for two years and then as president for two years.

He also made some fonts with iFontMaker in 2010: SketchPad, LilyPad. Fonstructions in 2011 include Dingbots and Monsters XL.

In 2013, he co-designed the grungy typeface Valdes Clarendon with Marius Valdes.

Typefaces from 2014 include Callsign Narrow (octagonal stencil font), Power Grid 2.0 and Saluda (rounded sans).

Klingspor link. Creative Market link. Behance link.

Sketchbook B
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Type designers ⦿ Type designers ⦿ FontStruct fonts ⦿ Sites with only a few free fonts ⦿ Western fonts ⦿ Dingbats (original) ⦿ Pixel/bitmap fonts ⦿ Type scene in South Carolina ⦿ Type design and constructivism ⦿ Art deco typefaces ⦿ Octagonal typefaces ⦿ Athletic lettering faces ⦿ Comic/cartoon fonts ⦿ Kitchen tile fonts ⦿ iFontMaker fonts ⦿ Clarendon ⦿

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