I’m honored to report that Hip Slop, my Portland-inspired graffiti typeface, has been featured in the August issue of Digital Arts.
Digital Arts provides “Inspiration for Digital Creatives” to its many UK subscribers. They weighed in on Hip Slop on page 8:
Block rockin’ FACE
An authentic-looking graffiti font is a rare thing and one that’s usable too is doubly so. Hip Slop by Tyler Sticka combines the fast jagged lines of real street art with creative flexibility and legibility. The font costs $9.95 (£6.10).
Hip Slop is the first offering from my expressive type foundry Ampercamp
, and is available to purchase from MyFonts.com
Ampercamp’s second typeface will likely debut in 2010.
I’m proud to announce the debut of the Hip Slop font and with it the Ampercamp type foundry.
Hip Slop has long had a presence in my portfolio, but a recent surge of inquiries finally pushed me to complete it and offer it for sale through MyFonts.com at a very affordable price. It was inspired by and based upon photographic research of common market graffiti in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon, carrying with it the same vandal spirit and serendipitous style.
My sketchbooks and hard drives hold the beginnings of other thematic, expressive type waiting to be unleashed in similar fashion. Ampercamp will be the banner under which these upcoming typefaces are presented.
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