Letterform Archive – Keeping Occupied


Keeping Occupied

Keeping Occupied
with Cyrus Highsmith

Co-presented by San Francisco Public Library
Online Lecture
Tue, Dec 8, 2020
12:00pm–1:30pm PT

Cyrus Highsmith started his foundry, Occupant Fonts, in 2015 after almost two decades as a type designer at Font Bureau. In 2017, Occupant was acquired by premier Japanese type company, Morisawa. In this presentation, Highsmith will talk about his new job, approach to art and design, and what it means to be an Occupant.

About Cyrus Highsmith
Cyrus Highsmith

Cyrus Highsmith is a letter drawer and graphic artist. His type foundry, Occupant Fonts, offers dozens of his original typefaces. He teaches type design at Rhode Island School of Design. He wrote and illustrated the acclaimed primer Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals. In 2015, he received the Gerrit Noordzij Prize for extraordinary contributions to the fields of type design, typography, and type education. In 2017, he became Creative Director for Latin Type Development at Morisawa USA.

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