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New font: Lingua

Lingua is the unlikely offspring of our CAPUT font. Wondering what the undercast characters of this font would look like, I started writing. I was pleased with the first results and this encouraged me to pursue the process. The final font still has some slight resemblance to its predecessor, but stands completely on its own. This bold, sturdy typeface is very suitable for headers, posters and other designs where large sizes are needed. It comes with both a western and a cyrillic character set. Check it out here.

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New font: Epistula

Containing over 100 ligatures, Epistula is a loosely written font, resembling my own natural way of writing. It has a nice flow and the pointy tail-ends give it a certain speed. Creating Epistula has been a long process, but returning to the drawing board a few times has – in my humble opinion – paid off. This font comes in two weights: regular and medium. Because sometimes one flavour isn’t enough…
To buy this font, click here

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Change script

The Paris based office of brand consulting and design company Landor asked us to create a custom typeface for one of their clients. They really liked our CAPUT font and wanted an adaptation. The original crayon effect was changed to a smooth version with a brushy touch. The typeface has also been expanded with undercast and alternate characters. We’re looking forward to see the font in action!

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New font: dearJoe 7

The dearJoe series of fonts had it’s origin somewhere around 1999, the year I created dearJoe 1, which was a first (and half-assed) attempt at converting my own handwriting into a working font. Being able to type in my own handwriting had always been a childhood fantasy, and even though I only partly understood the software, a working font was generated and I decided to put it on the internet for people to use.
And that’s what they did: at this moment the dearJoe 1 font has been downloaded millions of times and can be found on just about anything, ranging from Vietnamese riksjas, a Tasmanian gym to a fancy chocolate store on 5th Avenue.
The font is not something I am particularly proud of, but it started me of in building what later became the JOEBOB graphics font foundry.
Inbetween creating other fonts, the dearJoe series has become a theme I revisit every once in a while, trying to create an update on how my handwriting evolved, along with my abilities in creating fonts that mimic actual handwriting. In the last decade or so I started implementing ligatures and alternate characters, which helped a lot in making something that can almost pass for actual handwriting.

The 2019 dearJoe 7 font is the latest addition to this font family.
All characters were scanned from handwritten notes, cherrypicking the characters and letter-combinations that stood out. They were written with a Lamy M66 B pen and only minor adjustments were made to the original scans, leaving most little flaws and rough edges as they were for a convincing ball-point on paper result.
The font comes with over 150 ligatures, making sure the font has a variated and credible overall look and feel and you can buy your own copy here: dearJoe 7

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De Bossche Stokers

We were asked by a local distillery named De Bossche Stokers to design a label for their series of liquor. Because they’re housed in an old factory, we decided to give the label a sturdy, industrial feel. We also adjusted their logo to match the design. And of course we couldn’t resist to incorporate some handwriting…