Font Designer – Ken Gitschier

By day Ken Gitschier creates fonts for on-screen typography – demanding and exacting undertaking that requires hand-massaging fonts on a bit by bit basis. His tools are Fontographer software, a Wacom digital tablet, a high-resolution monitor and a keen understanding of typographic forms. By night, Gitschier uses the same tool to draw experimental typeface designs – simply for the love of it. Gitchhand™ is, obviously, a result of the latter. The design has an almost painterly quality. Depth, texture and, yes, even a sense of color are found in the lettershapes. Edgy, iconoclastic – and clearly not for the typographic faint of heart – Gitchhand makes a strong visual statement.
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