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Type Designer Q&A

Date:2012-06-19 13:27:28| People|Browse: 2|Source: Fonts.com Blog|Author: Ryan Arruda
IntroductionWith over a dozen of his typefaces available on Biome typeface fa

With over a dozen of his typefaces available on Biome typeface family, which Carl describes as "both futuristic and organic, with a sense of calm," is available in 46 varieties and is quickly rising on the Fonts.com New Best Sellers List.

Carl recently shared with us insight into his design practice:

Favorite text on typography or design

Fine Print On Type

Favorite era of design history

Right now!

Pursuits outside of type design

Architecture, gardening, industrial design.

Typefaces folks might know you for

Mundo Sans, Beorcana, Biome, Curlz

Shortest time a typeface has taken to design

2 Weeks.

Longest a typeface has taken to design

14 Years.

Habitually challenging glyph to design

Ampersand. But it's also a lot of fun.

Your typeface families that pair especially well

Mundo and Beorcana.

Favorite examples of your typefaces in use

Mundo used in Swedish Gourmet magazine;

Reliq carved into pumpkins for a music event.

Common personality of your typefaces

There is always a pen-written influence.

Aspiring type designers should possess

Infinite patience, limitless attention to detail.

Endeavors which hone type design skills

Figure drawing, multilingual literacy, other industrial design – especially automotive.

Most underrated letterform/glyph

h. Sits right next to g, who gets all the attention. But h does so many jobs, and so well! Sometimes they collaborate, as in ghost.

Most egregious typographic error in common practice today

Non-proportional scaling to solve a design problem.

Recommended online design resources

I Love Typography, Typophile, Grain Edit, Core77

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