Contrakt was my final project for the 2016–17 Type@Cooper Extended Program. It was inspired by the limited palette of typefaces I encountered in contracts when I worked in the legal field.
Melantius was my first semester project for the Type@Cooper Extended Program. The assignment was to find a book from before 1945 with a modern or transitional typeface and revive that typeface. I picked Cheshire House’s 1932 edition of Beaumont & Fletcher’s The Maide’s Tragedy.
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
15” x 22”. Steel folded pen and walnut ink on Khadi Rag paper. The style was inspired by a handful of 20th-century typefaces like Legende, Stentor, Reiner Script, Mistral, and Derby, and, in particular, by Carl Rohrs’ calligraphic brush interpretation of Legende.
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44" x 30". Soennecken 2.5 nib with walnut ink on Rives BFK paper. The x-height is approximately 3/8".
12” × 12”. Mitchell 2.5 nib and Higgins Sepia ink on Ingres d’Arches MBM paper.
6" x 9". The letters are based on my calligraphy. I cut them out of a white piece of Hahnemühle Ingres paper and glued that to a piece of Huun Amate paper.
The first image is a calligraphic interpretation of Oldrich Menhart's typeface, Ceska Unciala, and the second is based on his book jacket lettering. Both are 6" x 9" and were written with a Mitchell Witch Pen and walnut ink on Hahnemühle Ingres paper.