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Interview: Douglas F. Jones, Designer of Skin & Bones

Interview: Douglas F. Jones, Designer of Skin & Bones

April 4, 2024. In 2013, I posted an item here about an article I saw in 1972, which helped spark my interest in type design. It included photos and short bios of several type designers. One of them was Douglas F. Jones, designer of the typeface Skin & Bones….

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Caricatures. Wait—What?

Caricatures. Wait—What?

September 25, 2023. I’m known as a type designer, but I’ve done many other things in my career, going back to 1976. One of the things I used to do is draw caricatures. Recently, I’ve started drawing them again….

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Studio Tour

Studio Tour

You might wonder: Where does a type designer like me spend his days? Do I have a fancy office in a skyscraper in downtown Saint Paul? Do I have a receptionist? An H.R. department? Interns? An espresso bar? None of that. I work by myself out of a repurposed back bedroom in a modest 1920s-era bungalow in the quiet residential Saint Paul neighborhood of Saint Anthony Park. Let me show you around...

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