For my next project, I will be working on digitizing a series of illustrations/etchings from Chris Koelle of Portland Studios. This is my second collaboration with Portland, and I was lucky to go to college with these talented illustrators. Our first collaboration resulted in the inky and playful script Blue Goblet. Chris has a unique style where he “frames” his work with small icons related to the story or subject. Recently, the guys at Portland Studios have been commissioned to create some Christian themed art that is available for purchase, and you can see an example of Chris's style on 12stoneart.
These illustrations are so detailed, when I try to compile the font as OpenType FontLab crashes! Thankfully, TrueType has no such problem, and both Macs and PCs can use the format. To give you a taste of what is to come, here are a few of my favorite “icons” that will be available in dingbat-like format. Some of them have a Christian theme, and some are more generic so I will be separating the two into their own typefaces. The Christian themed one should come in handy for church groups, and as you can see the generic ones work great just standing alone.