Gerren Lamson

Beautiful Sketchnotes From SXSW 2013

Didn’t make it to SXSW this year? Designer Gerren Lamson (who recently became CCO of Creative Market) did and he was kind enough to take copious illustrated notes and share them on his Flickr page. Looking at his sketchnotes made me super bummed that I didn’t make it down to Austin this year. Come to think...

Notch (Display Font): Tuesday Type Treat

Checking out the newly launched Creative Market, I noticed a lot of fonts designed by Gerren Lamson, whose work I’ve loved for a long time. Turns out he’s part of the site’s launch team, along with Darius Monsef of ColourLovers fame and a bunch of other talented creatives. If you haven’t heard about Creative...

Peruse (sans serif font)

Peruse (Sans Serif Font): Tuesday Type Treat

Peruse is a modern san serif font designed by Gerren Lamson. The Peruse download package contains 1 font in .ttf and .otf file formats; it also contains 1 pre-packaged @font-face kit for web implementation. Peruse blends simple modernism with vintage charm. The uppercase letterforms have containers with rounded interiors that were inspired by lead came joints...

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Handblock (Display Font): Tuesday Type Treat

Designer Gerren Lamson has created a delightful pair of stout uppercase typefaces called HANDBLOCK inspired by historic wood type, which can be had for only $15. Inspired by the playfulness of arranging individual wood type letters, I created HANDBLOCK—a pair of typefaces that contains four variations of uppercase letterforms. By combining a mixture of...

Typographic Anagrams

Designer Gerren Lamson likes to experiment. His latest pairs simple anagrams with gorgeous hand drawn type: A year ago, I dyed a lot of archival paper in tea baths for a series called Venn by Pen. At the end of 2011, I pulled more of the tea-dyed paper out to start another experiement called...

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HandSlab (Slab Serif Font): Thursday Type Treat

Designer Gerren Lamson has been busy crafting new typefaces in Austin, TX. HandSlab is a hand-drawn extended slab serif with charming touches and an optional block drop shadow. It can be downloaded for just $10! The name HANDSLAB was chosen to pay homage to hand-crafted process of recreating the historic extended slab serif letterforms....

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Delicious Type

Austin-based designer Simon Walker creates lots of work that features gorgeous typography. His most recent project is branding for spirits company Austin Eastciders and their first product Gold Top cider. (The attractive Austin Eastciders website was designed by Walker’s friend  Gerren Lamson.) via The Blog of G. Lamson

Tuesday Type Treat: Prova (Hand-drawn Font)

Prova is the first typeface created by designer Gerren Lamson. The hand-drawn font is available for $5 on his site. The word PROVA means “test” in Italian and “proof” in Portuguese. It was chosen to commemorate this release as the first of many typefaces I hope to design. PROVA started from tight sketches and...

Venn Diagram Prints

Designer Gerren Lamson offers a unique take on the Venn diagram we all remember from math class with this series of colorful prints. These prints, along with a selection of other work, can be purchased from his Etsy shop.

Who, What, When, Where, Why & How

Designer Gerren Lamson offers a thoughtful post about his creative process: When I was young, I stumbled upon a small post-it note hanging up in my dad’s home office with “The Five W’s” scribbled on it. The note read: Who, What, Where, Why, When, and How. As a kid, I loved this. It was...