is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
This hand-drawn brush lettering font was designed (painted) by designer Krisjanis Mezulis of RIT Creative in Latvia. The letterforms themselves are spontaneous and handsome, but I was really taken with the way RIT presents the typeface’s specimens—as an extension of emphatically worked strokes of paint on a canvas, or as exquisitely tactile lettering on a worn, buckram bound book. It’s some of the most attractive marketing for a typeface I can recall seeing.
Besom Extended contains 340 characters and is available for just US$4.95 at ritcreative.com.+