Posts Tagged ‘Alexander Isley’


Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

SVACE faculty member Ilene Strizver interviews design and typography giant Alexander Isley for!  Isley discusses his education, early influences, and taste for “classic” typefaces:

“Don’t pick a funky font. Pick something straight and do something funky with it. That’s harder to do, but it’s better to do. (Plus in five years you won’t look back and groan with embarrassment at your font choice.)”


Staten Island Ferry sign designed by Alexander Isley


And how did he master nature in his Staten Island Ferry signage?

“The neon-lined letterforms were engineered to withstand gale-force winds and feature protective screening to keep pigeons out. The kerning was done with a crane.”

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