Located in Newent, Gloucestershire, England, Nick Cooke started out as a lettering artist in London in 1982 crafting type by hand for book jackets. It wasn’t until 1999 that he would start his own foundry. Named after his favorite letter to doodle, the lower case ‘g,’ G-Type was born.
Since this one-man label’s MyFonts debut of the G-Type Collection, Nick has seen great success with typefaces such as Rollerscript, which was created, as the name suggests, by writing out variations of each character by hand using a roller pen and Olicana, which was named one of Typographica’s typefaces of 2007. His accomplishments can be traced back to the fact that Nick considers legibility to be one of the most important qualities his typefaces can posses, allowing most of his fonts to work flawlessly as both text and display faces. “Quality is very important to me, so my typefaces take a long time to develop, especially as I usually have a few in development at the same time,” he says. “I design, digitize and create all of the fonts myself from start to finish.”
G-Type also designs logotypes and wordmarks, and produces custom typefaces and families for corporate clients. Learn more about everything G-Type has to offer on Nick’s website.