Font Designer – Phill Grimshaw
Tony Forster, and by Letraset’s innovative type director, Colin Brignall. From the mid-1970s until his death in 1998, Grimshaw created dozens of typefaces that all have his characteristic verve. His early work includes the typefaces Oberon™ and Hazel™. Later types for Letraset and ITC include the spicy Arriba™ , the willowy ITC Braganza™, the dashing ITC Kendo™, the bouncy Scriptease™, and the spontaneous ITC Grimshaw Hand™. His last font projects were digital expansions of the typefaces of Roger Excoffon from the 1950s (Banco®, Choc™; and in-depth interpretations of the Art Nouveau lettering done by Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (ITC Rennie Mackintosh™). Grimshaw was a modest man with a wry sense of humor. He enjoyed the intimate pleasures of music (he played the mandolin and guitar), the joys of good beer and good friends, and the thrill of a snappy letterform.