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Beyond the Baseline with Font Designer Cyrus Highsmith

Cyrus Highsmith


“My approach to type design is based in my background in art. I’m a drawer. I carry a sketchbook almost everywhere I go. I draw in it almost everyday.”  -Cyrus Highsmith


From Entertainment Weekly to the Wall Street Journal, Cyrus Highsmith’s font designs are making headlines.  With cool names like Scout, Antenna and Gasket, he takes his inspiration from everywhere including plants. Let’s explore engineering and technology in typography creation as Cyrus shares the how and why of font design.

“Unfortunately, there weren’t any classes at my school about type design. I had to teach myself. At the … READ MORE