David Jonathan Ross first combined his drawing skills and an affinity for coding on the websites he built in middle school. It’s fitting, then, that a type family he developed for computer programmers is what ultimately inspired him to launch…
David Jonathan Ross draws letters of all shapes and sizes for custom and retail typeface designs.
David Jonathan Ross
Hailing from Southern California, David started drawing type during his time at Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts. There he began a handful of designs, including a text and display series for the student newspaper and a funky Wild West font called Manicotti.
From reversed stress slab serifs of the nineteenth century to Art Deco sans serifs of the twentieth, he ransacks forgotten and pigeonholed lettering styles and searches for new approaches to the same old alphabet. He delights in finding ways to turn a “rule” of letter drawing on its head or to write a program that helps accomplish a difficult task.