Originally from Southern California, David Jonathan Ross started drawing type at Hampshire College in Western Massachusetts. He joined The Font Bureau in 2007, where he draws letters of all shapes and sizes for custom and retail typeface designs. After a decade of living in New England, David recently relocated to sunny Venice, California.
We talk with David about the difficulties of font naming and the importance of having a good name for a typeface. David also speaks about his reversed stress Wild West font Manicotti and the process behind it. Like to what extend he does research for such a project. We wonder what David enjoys more, working on general or more specific orientated projects. We end the interview with an early typographic memory. Recorded at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California.