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The faces of Cyrus Highsmith

A former student and protégé reflects on seeing her mentor accept the prestigious Gerrit Noordzij Prize.

Here’s to the future!

Occupant Fonts teams up with Morisawa Inc.

Onions, Leeks, and Garlic

Allium, a new sans serif from Occupant Fonts, marks a change of pace

Change orders

Type design is to some extent an anticipatory, predictive art. Designers can never know with complete certainty how their typefaces will fit into the world; they can only imagine. Sometimes, real-world uses lay bare the need for adjustments or additions—changes.…

A daily sketchbook

A sketchbook looks like such a simple thing. But in fact it’s a complex space for learning to think and see, and for negotiating a practice that traverses several activities: designing type, teaching, making prints, and illustrating.

Inside the fonts: Antenna and Antenna Serif Stylistic Sets

Cyrus Highsmith’s design took a little detour during its conception. Then it blossomed into a powerful pair of coordinated sans- and slab-serif families.

If you need me, I’ll be out in the garage

Occupant Press celebrates the release of Allium with a new print.

The Type Designers’ Alliance

How Type Network evolved and why Occupant Fonts is a member.

Every typeface needs a story to tell

This idea has guided me throughout my career as a type designer. Usually, someone else handles the story part while I just deal with finding the right letter forms to fit that story. For Gasket, it was different.

Wow—that’s pretty neat!

Quite Type builds a hypnotic mini-site for Gasket.

A Leak-Proof Sans Serif

Occupant Fonts announces the release of Gasket!