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Introducing Cabrito, incorporating the latest research on typographic legibility for children.

After my son was born, I found myself reading him a lot of books. A LOT of books.

Some were good, some were great, but I found myself wanting to develop something using my skills and interests to make something that only I could make. In short, I realized my son needed to be indoctrinated--I mean, introduced into the wonderfully wild world of fonts.




So, I set about to make a board book to teach about typography, called “The Clothes Letters Wear.” You can learn more about the book here, and pledge to receive a copy on Kickstarter. I’ve made the captivating illustrations bright and colorful, and the use of different letter forms makes for a fascinating read to delight ages young and young at heart.

And, as an added bonus, this children’s book has a custom designed font. I’m always looking for an excuse to design a new font, and this book created the perfect alibi.

Drum roll, please.

I now give you . . . Cabrito (“little goat” en Espanol). This new serif typeface incorporates the latest …

A Dad's Labor of Love

Hello Friends,
I hope you're having an awesome day. Thanks again for your loyalty to insigne fonts. I truly could not do it without you.
As a typeface designer, I occasionally get the itch to do something different. So here it is. I thought you might find it interesting.

It’s a board book for young children, designed to teach the little ones all about the fonts that surround them. This book is designed to be something you and your child will treasure for many years and bring the alphabet to life for your little one.




It's a kickstarter, so I can’t do this without you. The design’s ready to go, and we’re just about to start production. I now need your help to get The Clothes Letters Wear produced and into your child’s hands (and like my son Will, in your child’s mouth, too). This book is designed for you and your child to treasure for many years. We’d like you to join us in making all this possible.
Pledge to produce The Clothes Letters Wear