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Occupant digs up five faces

A number of early typefaces by Cyrus Highsmith have been out of circulation for a while. Now they make a triumphant return.

Allium Text gets down to business

Bigger is not always better. Occupant Fonts’ Cyrus Highsmith adopted an unconventional approach to create Allium Text, a new incarnation of Allium destined for smaller sizes.

The faces of Cyrus Highsmith

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

Transformations

Occupant Fonts’ Cyrus Highsmith introduces a new member of the Allium family, Allium Text, and reflects on the most important transformation a typeface can go through: a change in size.

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.

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

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.