Colin Brignall

Colin Brignall – born 1940 in Warwickshire, England – photographer, type designer, art director. Started work as photographer for the fashion trade, the press and industry.

1964: joins the Letraset Type Studio as photographic technician. Since 1974: type designer for Letraset International. Since 1980: type director for Esselte Letraset in London.

Fonts: Countdown™ (1965), Aachen™ (1969), Premier™ Lightline (1969), Revue™ (1969), Premier™ shaded (1970), Superstar™ (1970), Octopuss™ (1970), Italia™ (1974), Tango™ (1975), Victorian™ (with Freda Sack, 1976) Dynamo shadow (with Alan Meeks, 1977), Harlow™ (1977/1979), Romic™ (1979), Corinthian™ (1981/1983), Jenson Old Style™ (with Freda Sack, 1982), Edwardian™ (1983), Epokha™ (1992), Type Embellishments One (with Michael Gills, 1993), ITC Werkstatt (1999). To date he has designed over 100 alphabetes.

* TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.