Cyrus Highsmith is a type designer who has designed dozens of original typefaces for Font Bureau. We are, however, captivated by his graphic illustrations, prints and sketches. He has a lifelong passion with drawing as he explains on an article in Eye Magazine:
“Drawing is what I always loved the most. I discovered drawing type is drawing in a very pure form. Because a type designer does not draw letters. A type designer designs words and words are structures that contain patterns of black and white shapes, form and counterform. It is a game that deals with space and rhythm. Which is precisely what, for me, is the essence of drawing.”
Images: Courtesy of Cyrus Highsmith.