Fonts In Use is an independent project from Florian Hardwig, Nick Sherman, Rob Meek, Sam Berlow, and Stephen Coles. Learn more.
Sam Berlow Co-Founder
After graduating from The University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in History, Sam Berlow migrated east to work in the Boston Public Schools. From this rewarding experience, Berlow moved on to become an Apple Education Sales Consultant, and in 1992 joined the Font Bureau as General Manager. Since relocating to Martha’s Vineyard, Berlow consults with designers and continues to oversee day-to-day operations at the Font Bureau.
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Stephen Coles Co-founder, Editor
Stephen is a writer, editor, and typographic consultant who is particularly interested in typeface selection and the relationship between font makers and users, frequently advocating for the interests of both groups. Along with Fonts In Use he publishes Typographica is the author of the book The Anatomy of Type. His day job is at Letterform Archive as Associate Curator and Editorial Director. He was formerly a creative director at FontShop and a member of the FontFont TypeBoard.
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Nick Sherman Co-founder, Designer
Nick is a Brooklyn-based typographer and typographic consultant. A graduate of Type@Cooper and MassArt, he has worked at Font Bureau, Webtype, and MyFonts, directing web design and promotional material for typefaces. He serves on the board of directors for the Type Directors Club, the Adobe Typography Customer Advisory Board, as well as the artistic board for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. Occasionally he teaches typography, responsive design, and/or typeface design. Originally from Cape Cod and Boston, he is also a skateboarder, pizza enthusiast, musician, and classic horror film buff.
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Rob Meek Developer
Rob is a creative technologist based in Berlin. He has created a number of typographic tools including FontStruct (for FontShop), the Meek FM typographic synthesizer, and the FontShop CS plugin.
Florian Hardwig Editor
Florian is a typographer and type writer. With his Berlin-based studio Kaune & Hardwig he shapes books, websites and other publications. He serves on the board of the Society for the Promotion of Printmaking and Book Art, and takes pictures of peculiar letterforms.
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Matthijs Sluiter Assistant Editor
Matthijs is a typographer and designer at his Studio Het Mes in The Hague. The studio focuses on communication in public space, working mostly for educational and cultural institutions. Find regular posts of Matthijs’ collection of type specimens on Instagram.
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Tânia Raposo Contributor
Tânia is a graphic and type designer living in the San Francisco Bay Area who is passionate about books, food, stamps and cats. She studied at ESAD.CR Caldas da Rainha and KABK in The Hague, where she got her Type & Media Master’s degree. She has shared her love for type and typography through workshops in Portugal, Germany, and the UK.
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Past staff members
Indra Kupferschmid Editor
Indra had been an editor and contributor at Fonts In Use from its first days in 2010 to 2015 and is now mostly posting on and maintaining Alphabettes.org.
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Jennifer Kennard Contributor
Jennifer is a designer, writer and educator who has written about books, printing, design, and the culture of typography for Letterology since 2008. Her own design and illustration work has been featured in industry design annuals, journals, and included in the special collections of universities and the Smithsonians’ archives. She taught typography and traditional book design practices to design students for six years at Seattle Central Creative Academy and The School for Visual Concepts. She looks forward to writing and designing some of her own books.
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