manuel_home Custom Type - February 14, 2008

Manuel Font

Custom type design work can arrive in may forms from language needs to logo fonts to illustration. In this instance, Kenneth White Design was asked to create a typeface based on the logo for the famous country couture star, Manuel.


Manuel has created spectacular rhinestone western-wear for Jack White, Loretta Lynn, Porter Wagoner, Dwight Yoakam, Gillian Welch, and Johnny Cash to name a few. Taking a lead from his wild creations, we went beyond a regular alphabet and created an extra set of letters that reached over and under the words for that extra bit of flair.

A set of connecting lines and brackets were also added to the font to allow for some creative discovery from the designers who might be using the font.


Client: Studio Plush / Heather Dryden