It’s the start of December, which means a new header for  “my type of…” blog.  Notice the header? You know how I change the typeface every month (go look in the header archive if you haven’t), well now you have a chance to get your typeface up there. This is an open call to showcase new typefaces!

For this month I present to you ‘Punch’ by UK  graphic designer Christopher Skinner. (Me!)

This typeface was first developed for a book design project earlier this year and only consisted of the characters required. Although this design was rejected in favour of a different typographic approach, I was sufficiently pleased with it to develop it into something a little more useable.

The original characters are actually created using a hand punch on some stiff card, which was then photographed with lighting arranged to highlight the depth. Much PhotoShoppery was applied to enable this to work on a variety of surface images…

It is obviously not a functioning font, but is good for a few words here and there.

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So what typefaces have you designed? I would like to feature new work, experiments and non-commercial typefaces once a month – all you have to do is send me an email with a small sample image attached and a little information about your design. Submissions are welcome from professional designers, students and the typographically inclined.

christopher (at) lestaret (dot) com

I will get back touch with you for more samples and information as I update the blog. Of course, any work submitted will be attributed to you, and links to your website/blog/shop will be included. It’s over to you…