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Neil Summerour

Neil Summerour is a type designer, lettering artist, calligrapher and designer based in Georgia, USA with one foot in Takamatsu, Japan. After graduating from The University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art with a BFA in Graphic Design, he soon found himself opening his own studio to deal with the flow of freelance work. This evolved into a 10-year dance in the design, web and advertising world allowing him to work with clients large and small—each time producing and developing unique creative solutions. His desire to not do the 'same-old, same-old' continues today. During this time, Neil opened his personal type foundry, Positype, in 2000 to feed his ever-growing desire for type design (something of which, oddly, he considered a hobby to keep him busy late at night). He later co-founded TypeTrust (2002) with Silas Dilworth as his addiction to type and lettering grew. All the while, Neil has continued his commitment to education and fostering young talent as an adjunct art professor at The University of Georgia in graphic design and teaching graphic design at the Governor’s School for the Arts. His work spans across media types and centers on problem solving and communicating graphically (with an obvious emphasis on type and lettering)—and it’s this balance of educator, designer, and entrepreneur that allows him to bring a unique and practical insight to solving a client’s communication needs, regardless of the medium.

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MyFonts Creative Characters: Neil Summerour (January 2010)

76 font families by Neil Summerour

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Lust

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6 fonts from $50.00
Lust Lust

Aaux Next®

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18 fonts from $22.00
Aaux Next® Aaux Next®

When the original Aaux was introduced in 2002, I intended to go back and expand the family to offer more versatility. Years went by before I was willing to pick it up again and invest the proper time into building a viable and useful recut. Just putting a new designation and tweaking a few glyphs here and there would not do the designer or the typeface justice; instead, I chose to redraw each glyph’s skeleton from scratch for the four main subsets of the super family along with their italics. Each glyph across the super family is ‘connected at the hip’ with each style—each character carries the no frills, simple architecture that endeared so many users to it.

Lust Script

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2 fonts from $50.00
Lust Script Lust Script

Aaux

by T-26
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8 fonts from $89.00
Aaux Aaux

Lust Hedonist

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4 fonts from $50.00
Lust Hedonist Lust Hedonist

When I initially drew the letterforms for Lust and Lust Script, I thought I had it, I thought I had created some of the most wantonly teasing letterforms I could produce. It didn't take long before I wasn't satisfied and was convinced I could take it further—but I questioned its usability. Other than being almost Venusian in proportions and bearing a much greater contrast, I worried it could not be reasonably used so I did nothing but sketch out the basics and move on. But those early sketches stuck with me, and led to refinements far faster than I anticipated… it seemed almost natural to continue on, so I developed each of the 4 main styles associated with Lust: the Regular, Didone, Italic AND Script. All have been completed and mastered to worked seamlessly amongst their immediate and extended families.

Lush Script™

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1 font from $59.00
Lush Script™ Lush Script™

Shameless™

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2 fonts from $59.00
Shameless™ Shameless™

Akagi™

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20 fonts from $25.00
Akagi™ Akagi™

Anago™

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10 fonts from $16.00
Anago™ Anago™

Halogen™

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14 fonts from $29.00
Halogen™ Halogen™

Who doesn't want or need an expansive contemporary extended sans that has a sense of style and swagger… what if it had a lowercase, small caps and various numeral options… how could you say no? This was the foundational argument I made for myself when I drew the initial alphabet on my birthday last year (something I do each year, draw a new font, kind of a fun OCD thing). I wanted to see a wide, utilitarian sans that had more to it than just a basic character set and didn't resemble standard geometric models. As I continued sketching, the letterforms were being influenced more by my ‘lettering tendencies’ than the normal mechanical trappings of drawing flat, wide letters. The letters have retained aspects of letters created by hand — stresses, modulation, naturally ending terminals. Truncation and quick clipping of strokes became antithetical to the letterforms I drew, so I continued this once I brought the design into the computer. I kept it precise and dependable, but made every attempt to keep a conscientiously crafted typeface and not let it devolve into a grid-based drone. As such, it works just as well looking back in time as much as it does assuming a lead role in a sci-fi movie.

Love Script

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1 font from $55.00
Love Script Love Script

Rough Love™

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1 font from $27.50
Rough Love™ Rough Love™

Flirt Script®

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2 fonts from $50.00
Flirt Script® Flirt Script®

Air Superfamily™

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81 fonts from $29.00
Air Superfamily™ Air Superfamily™

Magneta™

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13 fonts from $25.00
Magneta™ Magneta™

Clear Sans®

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20 fonts from $10.00
Clear Sans® Clear Sans®

Filmotype Horizon™

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1 font from $29.00
Filmotype Horizon™ Filmotype Horizon™

Halogen Slab™

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14 fonts from $29.00
Halogen Slab™ Halogen Slab™

Kari

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8 fonts from $40.00
Kari Kari

Fugu™

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1 font from $25.00
Fugu™ Fugu™

Macha™

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8 fonts from $16.00
Macha™ Macha™

Directors Gothic

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90 fonts from $29.00 - some free
Directors Gothic Directors Gothic

Handcrafted by Lettering Inc as part of its core library of typefaces in the 1930s, Directors Gothic was dramatically expanded throughout the lifetime of the company and remains a timeless classic. Inspired by the Art Deco movement popular at the time of its creation, Directors Gothic was designed with an eye toward expanded utility for use in advertising headline and smart corporate materials.

Muscle™

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4 fonts from $15.00
Muscle™ Muscle™

Lust Slim

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6 fonts from $50.00
Lust Slim Lust Slim

Nori

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1 font from $49.00
Nori Nori

Kari Pro

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4 fonts from $45.00
Kari Pro Kari Pro

Organic™

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12 fonts from $6.00
Organic™ Organic™

Rhythm™

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4 fonts from $42.00
Rhythm™ Rhythm™

I hate the idea of revivals. I have publicly said I choose not to do revivals because they make me uncomfortable. This is as close as I have been to crossing my own line. To be direct, Rhythm is based on the ATF typeface, Ratio (I just recently learned the foundry of origin). I came across this typeface from a printed specimen years ago when I was in school and held onto it. It was unique and I loved how well integrated the inline worked within both the flourish and serif of the glyphs—it was old, but not, reminiscent, but fresh.

Baka Too

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1 font from $20.00
Baka Too Baka Too

Baka

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1 font from $20.00
Baka Baka

Aaux Next Cond®

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18 fonts from $22.00
Aaux Next Cond® Aaux Next Cond®

Wasabi™

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24 fonts from $9.00
Wasabi™ Wasabi™

Wasabi is the re-imagining of my very first release, Iru. Like Iru, Wasabi was heavily influenced by the monument lettering style, Vermarco.

Akagi Pro™

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22 fonts from $10.00
Akagi Pro™ Akagi Pro™

Anarcharsis

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7 fonts from $20.00
Anarcharsis Anarcharsis

Air Soft™

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81 fonts from $29.00
Air Soft™ Air Soft™

Vekta Neo™

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8 fonts from $22.00
Vekta Neo™ Vekta Neo™

Magneta Condensed™

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12 fonts from $25.00
Magneta Condensed™ Magneta Condensed™

Ginza™

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6 fonts from $22.00
Ginza™ Ginza™

Ginza Narrow™

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6 fonts from $22.00
Ginza Narrow™ Ginza Narrow™

Sneakers Pro™

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8 fonts from $30.00
Sneakers Pro™ Sneakers Pro™

Tactical

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4 fonts from $25.00
Tactical Tactical

Aaux Next Wide®

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18 fonts from $22.00
Aaux Next Wide® Aaux Next Wide®

Baka Expert™

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1 font from $25.00
Baka Expert™ Baka Expert™

Aaux Next Comp®

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18 fonts from $22.00
Aaux Next Comp® Aaux Next Comp®

When the original Aaux was introduced in 2002, I intended to go back and expand the family to offer more versatility. Years went by before I was willing to pick it up again and invest the proper time into building a viable and useful recut. Just putting a new designation and tweaking a few glyphs here and there would not do the designer or the typeface justice; instead, I chose to redraw each glyph’s skeleton from scratch for the four main subsets of the super family along with their italics. Each glyph across the super family is ‘connected at the hip’ with each style—each character carries the no frills, simple architecture that endeared so many users to it.

Halogen Flare™

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14 fonts from $29.00
Halogen Flare™ Halogen Flare™

When I released Halogen, I asked ‘Who doesn't want or need an expansive contemporary extended sans that has a sense of style and swagger… what if it had a lowercase, small caps and various numeral options… how could you say no?’ Go, click on the Halogen link and read on, if you're interested. Halogen was well-received, so I decided to take it further with Halogen Flare (the name kinda tips you off as to what kind of typeface it is, don't ya think?). As always, I prefer not to take short cuts and provide an anemic offering of glyphs — a modern typeface offered today must provide more than just the basics and this one does — lowercase, smallcaps, old style numerals, tabular forms, stylistic and titling alternates, fractions, case-sensitive features, and even an alternate uppercase ordinal set is included. Now, go make cool print and digital things with it.

Kari Display™

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8 fonts from $19.00
Kari Display™ Kari Display™

Ginza Display Rough™

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2 fonts from $22.00
Ginza Display Rough™ Ginza Display Rough™

Aaux Office

by T-26
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8 fonts from $89.00
Aaux Office Aaux Office

Ginza Display Inline™

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2 fonts from $22.00
Ginza Display Inline™ Ginza Display Inline™

Amp

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4 fonts from $19.00
Amp Amp

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