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Keith Tricker

KEITH TRICKER. A TYPOGRAPHER’S TALE

My first introduction to typography, barring a kid’s set of ABC building blocks, was the pocket money purchase of a John Bull Printing Outfit, a sort of do-it-yourself rubber stamp kit with rubber characters, tweezers and an ink pad. I used it to create a business card which proclaimed me as leader of our neighbourhood gang, and learned my first lesson in the authority of type: people will believe anything they see in print!

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31 font families by Keith Tricker

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Alma Mater

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Alma Mater Alma Mater

Joe Cool

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Joe Cool Joe Cool

Graffix

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Graffix Graffix

Red Top

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Red Top Red Top

Gravitas

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Gravitas Gravitas

Home Grown

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Home Grown Home Grown

Contessa

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Contessa Contessa

Pagoda

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Pagoda Pagoda

Communiqué

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Communiqué Communiqué

Jazz Age

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Jazz Age Jazz Age

4square

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4square 4square

Showbiz

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Showbiz Showbiz

Paris Metro

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Paris Metro Paris Metro

Aspidistra

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Aspidistra Aspidistra

Aspidistra is a modern vintage typeface; which is to say a Studio K original with a period feel. It has a strong Art Nouveau influence (a distant cousin of Arnold Bocklin), but like most of my productions it’s more of a happy accident than a design choice: it evolved out of a fairly aimless doodle on a scratch pad (see gallery image). Why Aspidistra? In the first half of the last century an Aspidistra was a must have accessory of the aspiring middle classes (see George Orwells’ Keep the Aspidistra Flying), and to my mind this font evokes the chintzy charm of that era.

Oscar Bravo™

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Oscar Bravo™ Oscar Bravo™

Export Drive

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Export Drive Export Drive

Hollywood Hills

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Hollywood Hills Hollywood Hills

Regency

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Regency Regency

Regency is named after the style associated with the period, which is at once elegant and luxurious. A modern classic, it is influenced by Americana and Optima and combines the style of a serif face with the simplicity of sans serif.

Soft Rock

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Soft Rock Soft Rock

Mechanoid

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Mechanoid Mechanoid

Bebopalula

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Bebopalula Bebopalula

Dynatron

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Dynatron Dynatron

Dynatron is a bold condensed retro-style font reminiscent of vintage product logos, labels and badges. I collect old radios as a hobby, and the name Dynatron is borrowed from an old (now long defunct) manufacturer of valve radios and gramophones. Dynatron is also partly inspired by the old sci-fi comic covers, an example of which I have mocked up here. It is also one of the first fonts to incorporate the 27th letter of the English alphabet: the'Th'glyph to substitute for the definite article (the) as recently invented by the Paul Mathis of Melbourne, Australia (see gallery).

Calypso

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Calypso Calypso

Charta

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Charta Charta

Pier Arcade

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Pier Arcade Pier Arcade

Anvil

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Anvil Anvil

The days of hot metal may be behind us, but Anvil looks as if it has been forged in a smithy’s fire: a handsome, heavyweight display face that is both impressive and impactful. My working title for the font family was “Diamond” because of the distinctive angular shape of the letter “O”. This was the starting point for the design. The rest followed naturally.

Rock Face

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Rock Face Rock Face

Canterbury

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Canterbury Canterbury

Canterbury is named after the English cathedral city in the county of Kent, chiefly because its sculptural qualities are reminiscent of ecclesiastical architecture. It’s a monumental font in the sense that it is well suited to plaques, certificates and other formal inscriptions. It’s also suitable for any application that strives for a sense of elegance and dignity.

Barrowboy

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Barrowboy Barrowboy

Skeleton Slab

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Skeleton Slab Skeleton Slab

Didn't someone say that this would be the year of the slab serif? Well, here it is finally: not a solid Egyptienne or a chunky Clarendon, but a Skeleton Slab that brings a new elegance to a classic form. I was thinking of calling it Ozymanidias, after Shelley’s poem, because it evokes memories of ancient runic inscriptions, but then I thought that was maybe a bit pretentious, and I decided I'd keep it simple and descriptive. Besides, I wasn't sure how to spell Ozymandias!

Tea Dance

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Tea Dance Tea Dance

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