Monday, 8 November 2010

6 Degrees of separation:MARK SIMONSON

Mark Simonson started as a graphic designer and illustrator in 1976 and in the early part of his carer as an art director for a number of magazines. He comments ‘I frequently did lettering as part of my design projects I worked on. This was always my favourite part, so in 2000 I opened my own shop specialising in lettering and typography.’ Simonson has created an abundance of good fonts many with hand written or art deco influences including felt tip roman, mostra and lakeside. He now has over 100 fonts on the market with more to come.

Simonson produces lettering as well as fonts. He expresses they are two very different components. His lettering consists of typefaces that seem flow naturally from one letter to the next complimenting each as it appears on the page. His ability to hand draw lettering and converting it electronically is shown clearly in his in logos.

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