After earning a degree in graphic design in 1997, Laura Worthington is a Professor of Visual Communications and principal of Laura Worthington Type and Letter Design in Washington state. She has increasingly focused on type design and hand lettering, as well as illustrative work, including icons and brandmarks.
Her hand lettered font, Sheila, is one of our top-sellers, with 35 alternate letters and 30 ligatures. Feminine yet not dainty; gorgeous and flowing, elegant but rich with personality, embellished yet not ornate, the Sheila font takes a backseat to no one. That last point can be said of Laura, too, who works in a field populated by few women.
Her hand lettering carries on a ageless craft: seemingly spontaneous, yet controlled, as each letter perfectly approaches or intertwines with the next, in a flowing precision. Used in identity and print work it subliminally adds a human, and thus personal element—the work of the designer’s hand so strongly present.
Type design, is for her, the most enticing challenge, with its demanding constraints that joyfully engage her obsession with detail. She creates custom type design as well as publicly available typefaces, including her first font, the playfully macabre GrindelGrove.
Alana plus Ornaments_MF.otf
Samantha CATCH WORDS.ttf
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