Nick Cooke

G-Type

G-Type is Nick Cooke's Foundry

Nick Cooke started his typographic journey as a lettering artist, in London, in 1982, crafting type by hand for book jackets. Working with David Cox (the great nephew of Eric Gill) was for him an apprenticeship into acquiring an appreciation of letterforms and proportions.

Involved in the digital type eversince computers made it to the mainline, he began to experiment with designing complete typefaces using Fontographer. His first type family ’Penguin’, developed while working for Prima magazine, was accepted by Fontshop International in 1995. His second type family, an one-off script font ’ITC Dartangnon’ was produced in a similar manner at his next place of employment.