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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.

Scout and Heron Serif explore new horizons

Two type families from Cyrus Highsmith spruce up their language skills.

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.