My friend and frequent collaborator Chris Lewis just released a free iOS app Dithr. It dithers photos and video with fun pixilated patterns and retro color palettes, recalling the computer games of my youth!

I find myself taking pictures and videos of mundane, everyday objects (radio towers, ceiling fans, and even plain white walls), just to see what wild colors and pixely gradients I can get the app to produce.

Here are some photos I’ve taken with the app. I encourage you to give it a download at dithr.io, and you’ll even catch a sneak peek of my typeface Output!

Self-portrait Mug Bridge

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Fit is designed to fit just about any text into just about any space

I’ll be the first to admit that my new typeface Fit is pretty unusual, so I’d love to see you pair it with some of my more, ahem, utilitarian designs.

So if you were looking for an excuse to license Gimlet, Forma DJR, or any of my other multipurpose typefaces, I’m offering $50 off when you order Fit alongside any order of $150 or more. That means a mini license of Fit is essentially free!

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NEW: Fit

Fit is designed to fit just about any text into just about any space

My first release of 2017 is a hyper-stylized series of caps designed with one thing in mind: filling up space with maximum impact. With an expansive range of widths, Fit will take just about any text and fit it into just about any space.

Fit comes as a 10-width family, a brand-spankin-new OpenType Variable font, and 1001 fine-grained instances for precision fitting.

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DJR on TkM

This week, Adobe Typekit announced the new Typekit Marketplace. I am very happy to be a part of it, along with my partners at Type Network and a number of other excellent type foundries. I am very excited to share my work with a whole new set of visual designers, and to see a large, influential company like Adobe placing such a high value on type.

NEW: Forma DJR

Forma DJR

Forma DJR is a revival of Nebiolo’s classic Italian sans that brings a measure of warmth to the cold, rational neo-grotesque genre. Drawn with Roger Black for his 2013 redesign of Hong Kong Tatler, our interpretation recaptures the spirit of late-60s/early-70s typography with letterspacing that is tight but not touching, and rounded corners and tapering stems that echo the imperfections of ink and paper. Meet Forma DJR, the interesting boring sans.

Winnipeg Ghost Signs

I traveled to Winnipeg last week for a family reunion, and was floored by the quantity and quality of painted ads on the buildings. A few of my favorites:

Nutty Club

Del’s Electric

Ghost Signs