Timothy Donaldson creates letterforms anywhere using anything: he is just as happy making letters with pens and brushes, many of which he makes himself. Applying his personal commitment to the beauty of hand-drawn letterforms to modern type design methods has ensured that his fonts frequently reveal the presence of a joyful creativity behind the design.
Tim Donaldson, creator of Banshee and Coriander, brings us Postino - a quirky display type modeled roughly on the typewriter face, Courier.
When you have the opportunity to use letters that are, in fact, an authentic digital interpretation of the actual handwriting of a calligraphic master, why settle for anything less?
Often working into the wee hours of the night while the wind howled, British type designer and lettering artist Tim Donaldson created the Adobe® Originals typeface: Banshee. This vividly expressive display face is modeled after one of Donaldsons handwritten lettering styles. Banshee began as letters rapidly written by Donaldson with one of his homemade ruling pens. The letterforms are, however, firmly rooted in the tradition of classical chancery italics.
(Pronounced ‘Newma’). A slick, dry brush impression excellent for use when a fresh, ‘immediate’ hand-rendered quality is desired. Pneuma has a strong, attention-getting effect, especially in large display sizes. Designed by eminent British calligrapher Timothy Donaldson.
ITC Jellybaby is the work of British designer Timothy Donaldson, bouncing all over the place but somehow remaining compact and legible. It began as an extremely fattened version of Donaldson’t typeface Pink but then became transformed into a play on the futuristic typefaces of the 1960s. Jellybaby expresses both retro and modern design.
The name Angryhog came out of nowhere out of free association. "When you're working on a typeface on the Mac it demands a name from you which I find a bit confrontational" says Donaldson.
Timothy Donaldson, English calligrapher, used a Decro Pen with a square-shaped nib to create this informal, energetic-looking typeface. The immediate, authoritative look of the letters are enhanced by close letter spacing. Can be used for purposes requiring all capitals or upper and lower case letters.
Experimentation with different design tools is leading British calligrapher Tim Donaldson’s forte. Flight, named for its free-flowing lines that convey a freedom of movement like birds on the wing, was originally rendered in pencil using a quick sketching technique. The stem junctions were then carefully thickened to produce a futuristic style with an obvious calligraphic pedigree throughout its elegant letterforms. The capitals are designed for initialling purposes only.
This aptly named design radiates suspicion and intrigue. The capitals feature a softer, wider construction and perfectly compliment a very condensed, angular lowercase with Gothic overtones. Cult is a unique typeface ideal for work demanding a mystical or New Age appearance. Created by British designer Timothy Donaldson.
Telegram is the work of British designer Timothy Donaldson, a casual style influenced by the ball and rod, or atomic, imagery popular during the 1950s. Donaldson called the typeface Telegram because it reminds him of dots and dashes. Telegram is a play alphabet which communicates an almost childlike innocence and is ideal for work directed at younger people.