About Mr. Jenkins Font Family
Mr. Jenkins is designed to fill the void between the crazy, wacky and reckless comic style fonts, and the standard boring but very readable sans-serif typefaces. It makes for a distinctive bold headline, but is also quite legible at small sizes. It’s just off kilter enough to not take itself too seriously.
A deceptively care-free font, each character was carefully drawn. The spacing and kerning of each letter and letter combination were painstakingly considered. Particular attention was paid to maintaining consistent optical weights and a spontaneous appearance.
Mr. Jenkins is inspired heavily by humanist sans-serif faces such as Myriad and Lucida Sans, with its open apertures, and low contrast but almost calligraphic line weights. The lowercase
is single story in the italic face, but two story in the regular face. It contains uncommon features amongst many “quirky” fonts, including a full set of latin accented characters, lining and proportional figures, math symbols, standard fractions, foreign currency marks, contextual alternates, and even a few ligatures.
About Lindstrom Design
Instructor of typography and Letterforms at the ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA from 1987 - 2020, Currently Adjunct Professor at Brigham Young University - Idaho. Typography is visual music. It has cadence, rhythm, and melody. Western typography lends itself to be shaped and sculpted and injected with personality. That's what makes designing fonts so fun and rewarding.