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Tuesday,
September 27, 2011

2:18 PM

Andy van der Raadt
  • Andy van der Raadt
A curious kit from Jason Mark Jones

A curious kit from Jason Mark Jones

Inspired by a real-life encounter between a spraying skunk and a defenceless designer, Skunkling was born out of the Design Your Own Alphabet Contest, hosted by Design*Sponge and sponsored by Veer.

Design*Sponge invited entrants to submit their ideal 26-character alphabet, in some cases digitally rendered, in others hand-drawn. After facing a field of challengers, and besting them all in the popular vote, Jason Mark Jones hit upon the idea to fully develop this basic character set into a playful, imaginative new font, his first, with all the exploration and problem-solving that entails-resolving extended language support, accents, diacritics, currencies ligatures and more.

Eminently suitable for children's books, illustrations, or cards, I am greatly looking forward to seeing Skunkling in the wild, and am pleased to welcome Jason to the community of type designers.

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