0 items, $0.00

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.

More info…

In-depth interview

MyFonts Creative Characters: Neil Summerour (January 2010)

72 font families by Neil Summerour

Sample text:
Loading…

Shameless™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $59.00
Shameless™ Shameless™

Lust Script

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $50.00
Lust Script Lust Script

When I developed Lust, it was my overly indulgent attempt to infuse wanton sensuality in a typeface. I wanted to create something that was over the top and veered away from my loose ‘sushi’ scripts and rigid sans serifs. To do that, it had to be, well, a little sexy. For me. the solution was to create a curvy serif. A serif would be a different endeavor for me since I consciously choose not to do many serifs—because there are so many wonderful options already. Because of this, my approach (and design) had to be different. Here’s how I broke down what I felt it needed to have under the covers to create a ‘lusty’ typeface: Lots of contrast, almost demure, coy contrast mixed with the flowing curves of a woman’s body, incomplete, almost teasing ball terminals, and serifs that went on forever… so sharp they would draw blood if you touched them. Well, mission accomplished. But, while I was finishing Lust, the idea of taking it further, making it, well, sexier took hold. The end result is just more… more experience, more curves, more of everything. It looks good dressed down or in a little black dress. Lust Script plays well with others too… it works beautifully within the Lust Series styles and with the new Lust Slim.

Lust

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

6 fonts from $50.00
Lust Lust

Aaux Next®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

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 Slim

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

6 fonts from $50.00
Lust Slim Lust Slim

Directors Gothic

  |  available for Desktop and Web

Albums

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.

Flirt Script®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $50.00
Flirt Script® Flirt Script®

Young, playful, loopy, flirty. Flirt Script® carves out a niche for itself by concentrating on natural writing tendencies and not the simplified mechanics of script-to-font type design. A free-flowing monoline, the two weight typeface exploits the common letter-to-letter transitions of the typical cursive hand by utilizing three variable-height strike points controlled within the machinations of OpenType Contextual Alternates. The ease of writing (and the decisions made from letter to letter) is reflected as the structure and cadence of the writing evolves as the user types.

Magneta™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

13 fonts from $25.00
Magneta™ Magneta™

To describe what inspired Magneta would be to add a little Dwiggins, throw in some Benton with a hint of Austin, wrap it up in a crisp, contemporary package and serve.

Kari Pro

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $45.00
Kari Pro Kari Pro

Aaux

by T-26
  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

8 fonts from $89.00
Aaux Aaux

Clear Sans®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

20 fonts from $10.00
Clear Sans® Clear Sans®

Lush Script™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $59.00
Lush Script™ Lush Script™

Lush was a formal script until it had a few too many drinks and, as a result, loosened up a little bit. Harkening back to the handlettering of the 40s and 50s, Lush has evolved into a casual, but well-dressed script that maintains a rather aggressive rhythm. Transitions often whip back quickly, forcing the letters to reel from the movement and resolve efficiently. It is not as warm as some scripts, intentionally so, so as to distinguish it from its predecessors.

Filmotype Horizon™

  |  available for Desktop and Web

Albums

1 font from $29.00
Filmotype Horizon™ Filmotype Horizon™

Akagi™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

20 fonts from $25.00
Akagi™ Akagi™

Akagi started as a rough sketch while on a really long plane ride to Tokyo in 2007. I wanted to develop a sans that was a complete departure from my successful Aaux Pro (now Aaux Next) sans serif family.

Fugu™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $25.00
Fugu™ Fugu™

Ginza™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

6 fonts from $22.00
Ginza™ Ginza™

Sometimes you get an idea stuck in your head and the only way to get rid of that demon is to put something down on paper. A year later the doodles became a skeleton, and then the skeleton had a body, then the body had a name, then the name got a personality.

Air Soft™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

81 fonts from $29.00
Air Soft™ Air Soft™

Halogen™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

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.

Air Superfamily™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

81 fonts from $29.00
Air Superfamily™ Air Superfamily™

Anago™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

10 fonts from $16.00
Anago™ Anago™

Magneta Condensed™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

12 fonts from $25.00
Magneta Condensed™ Magneta Condensed™

Ginza Narrow™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

6 fonts from $22.00
Ginza Narrow™ Ginza Narrow™

Here’s what I said about the original Ginza:
Sometimes you get an idea stuck in your head and the only way to get rid of that demon is to put something down on paper. A year later the doodles became a skeleton, and then the skeleton had a body, then the body had a name, then the name got a personality.

Baka Too

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $20.00
Baka Too Baka Too

Macha™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

8 fonts from $16.00
Macha™ Macha™

Macha shares the same DNA as its sibling Anago, but is a completely different species than the former or any of my other sans serifs (Aaux Next, Air, Akagi Pro or Wasabi). It’s no-nonsense construction bears many influences from Gill Sans and Frutiger while stubbornly blending my own humanist touch. The focus on developing Macha was just to get to the point with each letterform and discard the rest.

Baka Expert™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $25.00
Baka Expert™ Baka Expert™

Nori

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $49.00
Nori Nori

First, the important information…Nori is a hand-lettered typeface that contains over 1100 glyphs, 250 ligatures, 487 alternate characters, 125+ swash and titling alternates, lining and old style numerals.

Kari Display™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

8 fonts from $19.00
Kari Display™ Kari Display™

Kari

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

8 fonts from $40.00
Kari Kari

Akagi Pro™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

22 fonts from $10.00
Akagi Pro™ Akagi Pro™

Akagi Pro is a complete rebuild and expansion of my popular Akagi typeface. Contemporary, clean, simple and friendly continue to serve as the adjectives for an expansion that includes 250+ additional characters per weight, many new ligature options, expanded stylistic alternates, 4 sets of figures, new symbols, case-sensitive punctuation, superscripts, subscripts, ordinals, expanded language support and two new styles that provide even more flexibility within the lighter weights of the family. When I designed Akagi in 2007, I wanted this new sans serif to “smile” at you — with this new expansion, I hope you smile back.

Tactical

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $25.00
Tactical Tactical

Aaux Next Wide®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

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

Ego

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $20.00
Ego Ego

Ginza Display Inline™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

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

Muscle™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $15.00
Muscle™ Muscle™

Organic™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

12 fonts from $6.00
Organic™ Organic™

Aaux Next Comp®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

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.

Aaux Next Cond®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

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

Clear Sans Screen®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

10 fonts from $21.00
Clear Sans Screen® Clear Sans Screen®

Rhythm™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

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.

Clear Sans Text®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

10 fonts from $25.00
Clear Sans Text® Clear Sans Text®

Sneakers Pro™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

8 fonts from $30.00
Sneakers Pro™ Sneakers Pro™

Aaux Office

by T-26
  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

8 fonts from $89.00
Aaux Office Aaux Office

Ginza Display Rough™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

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

Baka

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $20.00
Baka Baka

Ayumi Pro™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

8 fonts from $9.00
Ayumi Pro™ Ayumi Pro™

Amp

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $19.00
Amp Amp

Angel Script™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $30.00
Angel Script™ Angel Script™

Wasabi™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

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.

Vekta Neo™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

8 fonts from $22.00
Vekta Neo™ Vekta Neo™

Iru 1

by T-26
  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

5 fonts from $59.00
Iru 1 Iru 1

View options