“He just highlighted AVATAR, he clicked the dropdown menu, and he just randomly selected Papyrus… like a thoughtless child…”

—Steven (Ryan Gosling)
SNL’s AVATAR skit
CBS-papyrus

Yes, I am that guy. Watch on CBS.

My original typeface designs are available in cross-platform OpenType formats exclusively through Monotype and its family of distributors.


Dragons, pirates, magic, and all that is gothic was the inspiration for this design. Blackstone was one of ten winners in The 1988 Chartpak Typeface Design Competition and is now available in two styles with additional characters, alternates and dingbats. Several alternate caps can be found using alt keystrokes, so try using different combinations of all caps.

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Letterpress Text is based on the popular and timeless Caslon design and was carefully digitized from the pages of an early 19th century book. I noticed some unique design treatments of characters such as the lower case italic ‘p’, the question mark, and various swash caps that I had never seen before. For missing characters not found in the book, I created new characters that were faithful to the style of the rest of the family. Used as a text font, The Letterpress Text Family successfully reproduces the appearance of old letterpress lithography.

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I designed Mirage using ink and a calligraphy brush to evoke the writing styles of ancient and exotic civilizations. After completing the project, it was filed and forgotten. About 15 years later, I was sifting through some of my old art files and found a “photostat” of the entire character set… a truly a magnificent archeological discovery. Then I thought, hey, maybe it’s day has come. Why not share it with the world?… a completely digitized version for the new millennium. This unique font is a versatile, calligraphic option for travel, history, and greeting card themes. What other uses can you imagine?

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Papyrus® is an unusual roman typeface which effectively merges the elegance of a traditional roman letterform with the hand-crafted look of highly skilled calligraphy. It includes an extra set of initialing capitals to enhance its unique style. Papyrus’ appeal includes its use of high horizontal strokes, rough edges and sweeping curves—a merging of Roman typography with calligraphy. Papyrus continues to be popular in design and desktop publishing both commercially and privately; the Elsner+Flake company have produced a Papyrus EF™ font family variation, featuring multiple new swash additions and lettering changes.

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Virus was inspired by a laser printout of a corrupt font. I designed the entire character set from a strain of seven infected letters. Virus is surprisingly legible in spite of its distortions so let your imagination run loose with this one.

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“You did a great job with your hand lettering. Thanks again for all your good work!”

—David Saylor, Creative Director
Scholastic, New York