Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Taking the plunge

At last I have decided to test the waters by releasing some of my font designs for sale on  MyFonts They are a very professional outfit and I look forward to seeing whether my fonts will sell.

My work can be accessed by entering RM into the MyFonts search box, or via  this link 

Thursday, 29 July 2010

RM Phatzzo makes good

RM Phatzzo was one of my earliest designs that had stayed in the background until today. Now it has received a review in PC World  

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Things are starting to move

In the last few months people outside the FontStruct community are starting to notice (and use) a few of my designs

I was really pleased (and not a little proud) when Pepin Press included 30 of my designs in their new edition, 'Free Fonts Index 2' (available through Waterstones, Amazon, Tesco Books and more). To see my work in a publication that features so many well known professional designers was amazing.

Fivepoints Arthouse in San Fransisco used RM Scrapheap for one of their posters ...

Now, RM New Albion has been reviewed in   PC World  with the possibility of further reviews to come.

All in all, an exciting and encouraging few months.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Free Font Index 2

My complimentary copy of Hans Lijklema's new edition  Free Font Index 2 arrived today.

30 of my designs are included and I am honoured to appear alongside some really well known (and highly respected) names in the typographic world.

My thanks go as always to FontStruct for making it possible for me to realise these designs. Little did I know when I started out, just over 12 months ago, that anyone would take my work seriously. Now here I am ... 10s of thousands of downloads of my fonts and published! Perhaps it's time I took myself seriously

Saturday, 15 May 2010


First of all I should make a few disclaimers

... This is my first attempt at a blog.

... I am not a professional designer, just someone with an interest in design and particularly font design.

... In the past my lack of knowledge/ability has prevented me from pursuing this interest.

However, discovering Rob Meek's amazing FontStruct application (hosted by FontShop) has opened wonderful new horizons for me and enabled me to explore my latent talents (such as they are). I look forward to sharing some of my designs on these pages in future.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

An occasional series of thoughts and random jottings about font design and typography