Tuesday, November 18, 2014

JAZZ + JAVA 2014

   The Jingle Bell Jazz + Java Christmas Celebration at Calvary Church in West Hills, California.
I sincerely hope if any of you love jazz and the holiday season, you won't want to miss
Here's my 5th poster for Wally Minko & Company for Calvary Church.
   Wally is a grammy nominee multi talented music director, composer+arranger who plays a mean grand piano front and center as he conducts the jazz orchestra and choir in this MUST EXPERIENCE event this Dec.14th, 2014.

Toys for Kids

Here's a poster I designed for our Fireman's Brew Annual 'Toys for Kids' drive. Last year we partnered with California Pizza Kitchen and this year with Boys and Girls Club of San Fernando Valley & our local Westhills Pizza Company!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New-Posterface Family Font

Introducing 'Posterface Font Family'-New from my CozyFonts Foundry. Posterface currently exists in 6 font variations, i.e. Posterface Regular, Italic, Condensed, Extended and Posterface Sans & Sans Condensed. Just released this week, here's the intro image of the Regular...

Check out all the posters for each variation and inspect each glyph if you like. Lots of hard work and long hours drawing, building, kerning, testing and finalizing this family.

Check it out!
It has an Industrial/Vintage feel. I created it out of a need to have a a font that would work well in tight horizontal spaces. When designing an ad or label or poster this typeface maintains presence in the limited space where you need to have an outstanding headline, title or caption.

Thanks for checking in!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

San Francisco!


Congrats SF on a Giant Season!
               I created this batting jersey lettering for the team in the early 1990s and it's
 nice to see they still wear it proudly.

Monday, August 25, 2014

CozyFonts Foundry

...Tuning back in here's the first 4 font families from CozyFonts Foundry!
Aladdin Bold & Aladdin Bold Italic - Mideastern glyphs influenced for Arabic style characters.

Noodlerz & Noodlerz Italic - Handwritten fonts. A cross between a typewriter & a sharpie.

Skratchbook, Skratchbbok Italic, & Skratchbook Back Italic - hand scratched for righties or lefties.

Toms Finger, Toms Thumb & Toms Pinky - Created all by finger here's 3 weights for 3 feels.

All these fonts are available from several font bureaus, check the site under CozyFonts!

Back Blogging

Hi again,
Thanks for being patient ...just wanting to let you know my Blog is back even though I've never left.

For starters I began my venture into font design, which you may think is a natural segue for a designer who specializes in typographic design and illustration. To me it always was an attraction and so I dove in head first by creating a new logo for my new venture, CozyFontsFoundry.

Q: Why the name CozyFonts?
A: Cozy is a childhood nickname started by my longtime bandmate and song writing partner Mike Garrigan who was nicknamed 'Beefboy" by one Jon Bon Jovi who Mike worked for.
Cozy being short for Nikosey (pronounced: nick co zee).  When Mike and I established our music publishing company we named it CozyBeef Music. So it was fitting to name my foundry CozyFonts.