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Nick Curtis

A graphic designer with over thirty years of experience in print, A/V, broadcast television and the Web, Nick Curtis has been passionately interested in typography ever since he discovered a type specimen book in his early teens. He credits Push Pin Studios and the Haight-Ashbury Art Nouveau revival of the 60s as other major influences. Additional fonts by Mr. Curtis include Cuppa Joe, Zinzinnati and Mister Chuckles, all published by ITC.

Nick Curtis can fix the precise moment when his love affair with typefaces began. One fateful afternoon in 1962 — the day before trash pick-up day — he was cruising the alleys in his neighborhood in East Dallas in search of tossed treasures. This particular day Curtis hit the motherlode: hundreds and hundreds of glass mosaic tiles in various shades of blue, and a big fat green binder from JCS Typographers of Dallas. Inside the binder were fonts, more than he had ever seen or knew existed. From that day on, his fate was sealed. (By the way, the tiles eventually became a tabletop.)

Curtis eventually pursued a career in graphic design: at a college, doing freelance concert poster lettering in the late 60s, at a computer company, at an audiovisual production company, at an NBC affiliate television station and at a prepress shop, along the way. All during that time, he kept his interest and fascination with fonts alive. He began his career as an electronic fontmaker in 1997 when a friend, frustrated with trying to learn Fontographer, sold Curtis his copy of the program. The first few years were a learning experience, producing a lot of fonts with admittedly “ragged edges”; but time, experience and the expert counsel of industry professionals have polished those edges. In 2000–2001, Curtis licensed several of his designs with mass-audience appeal to Agfa-Monotype, Bitstream and ITC Fonts. He is a Resident Associate of the Smithsonian Institution, a Registered Researcher with the Library of Congress, and a member of the Internet Type Designers Association.

Nick’s fonts are sold as Nick’s Fonts.

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MyFonts Creative Characters: NIck Curtis (May 2008)

Personal details

  • From: United States of America
  • Born: Chicago, Illinois, 1948
  • What he does: Type Design
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591 font families by Nick Curtis

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ChicaGogo NF

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Joe College NF

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Londonderry Air NF

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Schelter Grotesk NF

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Emfatick NF

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Route 66 NF

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Route 66 NF Route 66 NF

Smackeroo NF

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Oh You Klid NF

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Saturday Morning Toast™

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Saturday Morning Toast™ Saturday Morning Toast™

Diosa Rubia NF

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Grand Prairie NF

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Grand Prairie NF Grand Prairie NF

Groovadelic NF

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Eclectic Crumpany NF

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Whoa Nelly NF

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Whoa Nelly NF Whoa Nelly NF

Moonshine Script NF

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Boho A Gogo NF

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Dime Box NF™

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Tutti Paffuti NF

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Melina™

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Bindlestiff NF

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Bindlestiff NF Bindlestiff NF

Period Borders NF

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Habana Sweets NF

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Seta Reta NF

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Durham Abbey NF

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Durham Abbey NF Durham Abbey NF

Bo Diddlioni Stencil NF™

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Bo Diddlioni Stencil NF™ Bo Diddlioni Stencil NF™

Graphic Stylin NF

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Graphic Stylin NF Graphic Stylin NF

Linea Nera NF

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Gatlinburg Gossamer NF

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Smith Premier NF

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Smith Premier NF Smith Premier NF

Smart Frocks NF

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Smart Frocks NF Smart Frocks NF

Dusty Rose NF™

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Dusty Rose NF™ Dusty Rose NF™

Nerwyn NF

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Ragged Write NF

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Ragged Write NF Ragged Write NF

Filibuster NF

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Filibuster NF Filibuster NF

Becker Monoline Modern NF

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Inglenook Corner NF

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Oaken Bucket NF

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New Deal Deco NF

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Falfurrias NF

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Duly Noted NF

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Poodle Pusher NF

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Planscribe NF

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Planscribe NF Planscribe NF

Omaha Bazoo NF

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Chemin De Fer NF

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Monte Carlo Script NF

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Orion Radio NF

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Kynges X NF

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Calamity Jane NF

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Calamity Jane NF Calamity Jane NF

Magic Lantern™

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Magic Lantern™ Magic Lantern™

Fifth Avenue Salon NF

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