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January 28, 2009


Schmutz On FontShop

Many of my old Image Club typefaces — such as Schmutz — are currently owned and distributed by Monotype Imaging through various sites. Mr Coles was kind enough to point out that they’re now available through FontShop as well.

I’ve always wanted to see my typefaces at FontShop.

Unfortunately, since I created these fonts as an Image Club employee, the ownership of these fonts has been passed along from one corporate entity to the next. First Adobe, then Getty Images, and finally Monotype. I don’t get to cash any royalty cheques to go along with the privilege of their publication. Still, it’s lovely to see them surrounded by the mighty yellow.

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4 comments on “FontShop’d.”

  1. Posted by Stephen Coles Stephen Coles on Monday, February 2nd, 2009.

    A direct link. Looks like the Minotype database didn’t credit you for Schmutz and some of the others. I’ll get on that!

    Now that you’re a free agent, maybe I can get you to name some of your favorite faces for a celebrity FontCase.


  2. Posted by Grant Hutchinson Grant Hutchinson on Monday, February 2nd, 2009.

    Ooh, hotness.

    Thanks for making that happen. Although there are a few more missing from the list. I’ll send you the others via email. And as for taking a schwack at a FontCase, I’d love to.


  3. Posted by 4thfebruary 4thfebruary on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009.

    It is usual practice for the big font companies. All rights belong to them. And your name, at the best, will be written in the field about the designer. That’s all.


  4. Posted by Grant Hutchinson Grant Hutchinson on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009.

    In the long run, that’s really all I’m looking for. I agreed to relinquish the intellectual property rights to my faces when I developed them as an employee of Image Club. It’s the fact that so much of the background information, attributions, and other metadata relating to my designs (and the work of others) has been lost in transit.


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