Justin Penner

Justin Penner is an independent typeface designer based in Vancouver, Canada. Much of his work combines creative lettering styles with careful craftsmanship to produce typefaces that are balanced and legible, yet brimming with personality. His typographical voyage begin in earnest in 2017 with his release of Kabella, a revival of a little-known Rudolf Koch design from the early 20th century. In 2020, after a few years of casual self-learning, he applied to join a full-time type design program, only to be rejected for having a “too impressive” portfolio. That rejection lit a fire, and after completing an outrageous challenge to design 36 typefaces in 36 days, he began releasing commercial typefaces in January of 2021.