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Woodness Gracious Font

Type design is a special love of mine, and Kenneth White Design loves the opportunity to either alter letterforms in a design or create a whole new typeface from scratch. While working on GX: The Guard Experience Magazine, I wanted to find a font that had a letterpressed feel. Unfortunately, the fonts that were on the market at that time didn’t have the personality and cantankerousness I wanted.

The solution was to take a type specimen from different wood types—thanks Andrew for the samples—and make them into one font. The greatest challenge of this project was creating new letters that didn’t exist in the specimen.


woodness_sampleDesign by Andrew Nixon.