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Fontsmith [Jason Smith]

Jason Smith is the British corporate typeface designer who founded Fontsmith in 1997, where he retails his own designs from his office in London. He has created a typographic identity for the Post Office in the UK. Phil Garnham is one of the in-house type designers. Smith's fonts include FS Sinclair (2008, octagonal), Casey, Seat, Tractebel, PPP Healthcare, Powergen, Allied Irish Bank, UUnet, Channel 4, FS Ingrid, FS Rome, FS Albert (2002, a soft-cornered sans family), and Saudi Aramco. Of these, only FS Albert (2002), FS Rome and FS Ingrid can be purchased.

Newer fonts include Champions (Regular, Bold, Headline; done in 2009 for the UEAFA Champions League), FS Rufus (a slab serif by Mitja Miklavcic, Jason Smith and Emanuela Conidi), FS Sophie (2004, sans), FS Rigsby (2005, sans), FS Clerkenwell (2004, with Phil Garnham, slab serif), FS Pele (2007, ultra fat), FS Kitty (2007), FS Sinclair (2007, rounded octagonal), FS Alver (2007), FS Dillon (influenced by the Bauhaus quest for simplicity), FS Lola (2006, for Wechsler Ross&Portet; done with Phil Garnham, it is advertised by Fontsmith as a transgender type).

In 2007, he made the custom typeface Xerox Sans (+Condensed) as a modification of his FS Albert, to which Greek and Cyrillic alphabets were added as well. Mencap, a British company that works with people with a learning disability, asked Smith to design a font, FS Mencap (also known as FS Me), for the learning disabled---easy to read, yet elegant.

Custom typefaces include Colgate Ready (2014: for Colgate, covering Latin, Cyrillic, Eastern European, Devanagari and Thai), More4 (2005, for the Channel 4 Adult Entertainment channel), ITV (2006, for the ITV network), BBC ONE (2006, for the BBC), Post Office Sans (2003), FS Conrad (2009, a multiline display face). Vernon Adams and Fontsmith got into a quarrel about Vernon's Mako, which was submitted and rejected by Fontsmith, which published its own similar typeface Lurpak a few weeks later.

In 2012, Jason Smith and Fernando Mello co-designed the sans typeface family FS Truman at Fontsmith.

In 2015, Fontsmith published FS Shepton, FS Silas Sans, FS Silas Slab, and FS Millbank (a wayfinding typeface family by Stuart de Rozario).

In 2016, he created the rounded sans typeface FS Aldrin, FS Untitled and the geometric sans typeface FS Lucas. Still in 2016, Krista Radoeva put the finishing touches on the luxurious fashioon mag typeface FS Siena that Jason Smith had started drawing 25 years earlier. It is delicate, oozes style, and shows touches of Peignot in its contrast.

FS Sally Pro by Jason Smith and Phil Garnham won an award at Granshan 2016.

In 2018, Fontsmith published the mammoth sans family FS Industrie.

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