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Type scene in Mississippi

[Headline set in Libertine (2011, Patrick Griffin and Kevin Allan King)]


Addison Hall

Designer of the text typeface Clarence (2003) and the modern titling typeface Frogs Titling (2004). Addison lives in Flowood, Mississippi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andi Darnell
[Screaming Fonts (was: screaming meemies)]

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Ashlee Bennett

Starkville, MS-based designer of the hipster typeface Edge (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blake Young

Blake Young (from Tupelo, MS) has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Mississippi in Studio Art and Graphic Design, class of 2005. He continued his studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design and received a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design in 2008. He currently lives in New Orleans where he works as an art director.

He created a frilly caps face inspired by the style of lettering in old copperplate etchings from the 1700-1800s in 2007.

His second typeface, Hispaniola is a swashbuckler typeface introduced here (2007) and discussed here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brad Henderson

Graphic designer who runs Oddly Design Co in Brandon, MS, and/or Jackson, MS. He created the quaint caps typeface Funky Serif (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catherine A. Herold
[Fire Spark Studios]

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Courtney McPhail

Mississippi-based designer (b. 1985) who created the serifed hand-printed font Strange Bedfellows (2007). She used Fontcapture in 2009 to make Clunk (2009), a gorgeous blackboard bold hand-printed face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fire Spark Studios
[Catherine A. Herold]

Columbus, MS-based designer of the fat finger font Plasmo (2017) and the handcrafted Witches & Britches (2017). Creative Market link.Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeremy Nelson

Designer in West Chester, PA, and Hattiesburg, MS, who specializes in sports and athletics, both for branding and type design. He created the custom display typefaces Surge (2016, an elliptical techno typeface) and Origin (2016, inspired by native American patterns).

In 2017, he released an octagonal athletic lettering font for the 2017 NHL All Star Game that is based on the famous Hollywood sign. He also published the free athletic typeface Ridgeline in 2017.

In 2018, he published the free squarish sans typeface Apex Mk02, and the free fighter pilot typeface Yeager.

In 2019, he added the free squarish techno font family Apex Mk03.

Typefaces from 2020: Redwing (octagonal, inspired by hockey lettering).

Typefaces from 2021: Toboggan, (a partly free speed-themed geometric sans family; 14 styles). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Kleressia Perry

Jackson, MS-based designer of the art nouveau typeface Stardust (2015), which is based on the book Stardust by Neil Gaiman. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Parvaneh Toghiani

Born in Starkville, Mississippi, Parvaneh is currently studying towards a BFA in Graphic Design at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA.

During her studies, she created the beveled typeface Radikal (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Bain
[Peter Bain Design (was: Incipit)]

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Peter Bain Design (was: Incipit)
[Peter Bain]

Incipit, or Peter Bain Design, was Peter Bain's type and graphic design studio in Brooklyn, New York. It closed down gradually between 2007 and 2010.

Peter Bain received his M.F.A. in Design: Visual Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was type director at Saatchi&Saatchi Advertising in New York, and taught at Parsons/The New School for Design and Pratt Institute in New York. After Saatchi, and before Incipit, he was freelancing. After Incipit, he relacted briefly to Virginia to attend VCU and then went on to Mississippi, where he was Assistant Professor of Art, Graphic Design at Mississippi State University. He lived then in nearby Starkville, MS. He is currently located in Birmingham, AL.

He is best known for his wonderful book Blackletter: Type and National Identity (1998, with Paul Shaw).

His photocomposition display typefaces were reedited and available in reproduction proofs (for a short time). The photocomposition display typefaces are in two-inch film format, as formerly used on machines such as the Typositor and Filmotype. They are being held in storage, and are no longer listed for that reason. PDF format list. Text format of Bain's file. Bain says he built this from the Typositor type libraries formerly offered by Techni-Process Lettering and Pastore DePamphilis Rampone, which he bought at an auction. Report on his talk in London on blackletter type (2003). MyFonts sells the 4-weight Josef Albers-inspired stencil family Gridiot (2003-2011). His thoughts about the art of Albers: Remember, any idiot can design a typeface on a grid: Gridiot.

Speaker at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam. MyFonts link. Behance link. Peter Bain Design. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sarah Allison Bullock

Jackson, MS-based student-designer of a textured Greek alphabet in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Screaming Fonts (was: screaming meemies)
[Andi Darnell]

Free truetype fonts made by Biloxi, MS-based Andi Darnell in 1999: Hurry Up (handwriting), Myopia, Out of Ink, Pickled Pansies, Lethargic, Andi's critters (dingbats), Hectic (handwriting), Gargoyles, Heart Attack (heart alphadings), Serpico (nice brush font), Whitemouse (handwriting). Site in limbo.

Alternate URL. Dafont link. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Willie Smith

Jackson, MS-based designer of the display typeface Wolfgang (2018), which is named after Swiss typographer Wolfgang Weingart. [Google] [More]  ⦿