Matthew Bowers

Matthew Bowers

German Shepherds and Ham Radio! My two favorite things together at last! Matthew Bowers, purveyor of such fine imagery and juicy type, is a Portland, OR based designer. In addition to his regular work, he also publishes the art book series, Downy Bird Art Kingdom.

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I wonder if the inverter of the N ever imagined that all his hard work would be reduced to nothing more than a square.

Steve Mills |

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See? I can’t even spell “inventor” right because I’m afraid of overworking the N making it mad.

Steve Mills |

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Steve that’s funny! I actually am bemused by the font and how I can read it clearly even though it’s so abstract.

Yup. We recognize words by their total shape, not by the sequence of letters. It’s pretty cool.

Steve Mills |

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Ethan, I just had to tell you how much I loved hearing you refer to type as “juicy.” Different, but apt.

Thanks Milena, I was looking for an excuse to use ham radio and juicy in the same post! :)

Ethan |

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Thanks for the post! I like to think that the original designer of the N would be happily blown away by the numerous ways his/her mark has been elaborated upon, morphed and studied. I love how versatile letter forms are.

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