When I did my solo show at White Walls gallery, last March (2011) I designed a new font which I called 'The San Francisco Font'. I designed this font from an old Philip Morris till receipt. Only using the P and the M, I managed to create the whole alphabet, probably looking nothing like the originally intended version - but I was happy with the result. I've used this font on a few canvasses but more importantly I've pushed and developed this in interesting ways on the streets. It's become one of my favourite typefaces because of how versatile it is. It also has more character and is more adaptable than some of the other fonts that I use. Another interesting character from the United States is a young man called Chank Diesel. Now Chank's real job is designing fonts and re-designing typography. These he either licences out to large corporations or enables free downloads for personal use. Chank saw a painting in San Francisco where I'd used my new font and proposed that he do something proper with it. As there is already an alphabet designed in the 60's called 'The San Francisco Font', we had to come up with a different name - Tenderloin won and for those who have been to the area, you'll understand why. Check out the new font, designed by me and Chank - you can download it for FREE by following this link
I hope some of you will do something original and creative with it. Or just write your name.