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Nick Shinn

Toronto-based art director and type designer Nick Shinn, R.G.D., works as a design consultant (ShinnDesign), publishes his type designs (ShinnType), teaches at York University, Toronto, and is a founding member of the Type Club of Toronto. He writes regularly for Graphic Exchange magazine, and has contributed to Applied Arts, Marketing, Design, and Druk. Since 1980, he has designed 15 typefaces, the most popular of which is Fontesque.

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19 font styles from $39.00
Cozy lummox gives smart squid who asks for job pen.
Brown Pro® Brown Pro®

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10 font styles from $59.00
A very bad quack might jinx zippy fowls.
Beaufort® Beaufort®

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15 font styles from $29.00
King Alexander was just partly overcome after quizzing Diogenes in his tub.
Neology® Neology®
Neology® Neology®
Neology® Neology®
Neology® Neology®

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14 font styles from $39.00
Quip-crazy Gorbachev went and mixed flapjacks.
Bodoni Egyptian Pro® Bodoni Egyptian Pro®

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14 font styles from $39.00
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Handsome® Handsome®

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4 font styles from $79.00
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Figgins Sans® Figgins Sans®
Figgins Sans® Figgins Sans®
Figgins Sans® Figgins Sans®
Figgins Sans® Figgins Sans®
Figgins Sans® Figgins Sans®

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12 font styles from $39.00
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Preface® Preface®
Preface® Preface®
Preface® Preface®
Preface® Preface®
Preface® Preface®

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28 font styles from $29.00
Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen and Jack.
Phiz® Phiz®
Phiz® Phiz®
Phiz® Phiz®
Phiz® Phiz®
Phiz® Phiz®

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4 font styles from $39.00
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Gambado® Gambado®
Gambado® Gambado®
Gambado® Gambado®
Gambado® Gambado®

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6 font styles from $39.00
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Eunoia® Eunoia®
Eunoia® Eunoia®
Eunoia® Eunoia®
Eunoia® Eunoia®
Eunoia® Eunoia®

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11 font styles from $39.00
Many big jackdaws quickly zipped over the fox pen.
Worldwide® Worldwide®

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14 font styles from $30.00
Six crazy kings vowed to abolish my quite pitiful jousts.
Aptly Aptly

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4 font styles from $39.00
We have just quoted on nine dozen boxes of gray lamp wicks.
Duffy Script® Duffy Script®

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9 font styles from $79.00
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Scotch Modern® Scotch Modern®
Scotch Modern® Scotch Modern®
Scotch Modern® Scotch Modern®
Scotch Modern® Scotch Modern®
Scotch Modern® Scotch Modern®

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16 font styles from $29.00
We have just quoted on nine dozen boxes of gray lamp wicks.
Sense® Sense®

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Bad Joaquin Phoenix wrecks zingy TV film.
Figgins Standard® Figgins Standard®
Figgins Standard® Figgins Standard®
Figgins Standard® Figgins Standard®
Figgins Standard® Figgins Standard®
Figgins Standard® Figgins Standard®

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Boxley® Boxley®
Boxley® Boxley®
Boxley® Boxley®
Boxley® Boxley®
Boxley® Boxley®

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12 font styles from $39.00
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Alphaville® Alphaville®
Alphaville® Alphaville®
Alphaville® Alphaville®
Alphaville® Alphaville®
Alphaville® Alphaville®

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17 font styles from $39.00
Jack amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase!
Pratt Nova® Pratt Nova®
Pratt Nova® Pratt Nova®
Pratt Nova® Pratt Nova®
Pratt Nova® Pratt Nova®
Pratt Nova® Pratt Nova®

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12 font styles from $39.00
Forsaking monastic tradition, twelve jovial friars gave up their vocation for a questionable existence on the flying trapeze.
FF Oneleigh™ FF Oneleigh™
FF Oneleigh™ FF Oneleigh™
FF Oneleigh™ FF Oneleigh™
FF Oneleigh™ FF Oneleigh™
FF Oneleigh™ FF Oneleigh™

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West quickly gave Bert handsome prizes for six juicy plums.
Checker® Checker®
Checker® Checker®
Checker® Checker®
Checker® Checker®
Checker® Checker®

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3 font styles from $9.00
Wham! Volcano erupts fiery liquid death onto ex-jazzbo Kenny G.
Buslingthorpe Buslingthorpe
Buslingthorpe Buslingthorpe
Buslingthorpe Buslingthorpe
Buslingthorpe Buslingthorpe
Buslingthorpe Buslingthorpe

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5 font styles from $39.00
Five wine experts jokingly quizzed chablis sample.
Nicholas® Nicholas®

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7 font styles from $9.00
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Paradigm® Paradigm®

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16 font styles from $29.00
Turgid saxophones blew over Mick’s jazzy quiff.
Sensibility® Sensibility®

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10 font styles from $39.00
New job: fix Mr. Gluck’s hazy TV, PDQ.
Panoptica® Panoptica®
Panoptica® Panoptica®
Panoptica® Panoptica®
Panoptica® Panoptica®
Panoptica® Panoptica®

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10 font styles from $45.00
Fred specialized in the job of making very quaint wax toys.
Shinn™ Shinn™
Shinn™ Shinn™
Shinn™ Shinn™
Shinn™ Shinn™
Shinn™ Shinn™

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3 font styles from $39.00
Fixing the razor, J.S. Bach vowed to primp quickly.
FF Merlin™ FF Merlin™
FF Merlin™ FF Merlin™
FF Merlin™ FF Merlin™

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40 font styles from $19.00
Two hardy boxing kangaroos jet from Sydney to Zanzibar on quicksilver pinions.
Richler® Richler®
Richler® Richler®
Richler® Richler®
Richler® Richler®
Richler® Richler®

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A quick movement of the enemy will jeopardize six gunboats.
Naiad® Naiad®
Naiad® Naiad®
Naiad® Naiad®
Naiad® Naiad®
Naiad® Naiad®

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Jimmy and Zack, the police explained, were last seen diving into a field of buttered quahogs.
Softmachine® Softmachine®

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Artefact® Artefact®
Artefact® Artefact®
Artefact® Artefact®
Artefact® Artefact®

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Morphica® Morphica®
Morphica® Morphica®
Morphica® Morphica®
Morphica® Morphica®
Morphica® Morphica®

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7 font styles from $59.00
Dumpy kibitzer jingles as exchequer overflows.
Paradigm Pro® Paradigm Pro®
Paradigm Pro® Paradigm Pro®
Paradigm Pro® Paradigm Pro®
Paradigm Pro® Paradigm Pro®
Paradigm Pro® Paradigm Pro®

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13 font styles from $39.00
A mad boxer shot a quick, gloved jab to the jaw of his dizzy opponent.
Walburn® Walburn®

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2 font styles from $39.00
Prized waxy jonquils choke big farm vats.
Parity® Parity®
Parity® Parity®
Parity® Parity®
Parity® Parity®
Parity® Parity®

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4 font styles from $49.00
Schwarzkopf vexed Iraq big-time in July.
Goodchild Pro® Goodchild Pro®
Goodchild Pro® Goodchild Pro®
Goodchild Pro® Goodchild Pro®
Goodchild Pro® Goodchild Pro®
Goodchild Pro® Goodchild Pro®

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5 font styles from $75.00
Ebenezer unexpectedly bagged two tranquil aardvarks with his jiffy vacuum cleaner.
Dair® Dair®
Dair® Dair®
Dair® Dair®
Dair® Dair®
Dair® Dair®