Sorehead: A Font Painted by Jesse Howard for His Prophetic and Polemic Signs.
Directly inspired by the sans-serif gothic style of wood type, Jesse Howard (d. 1983), a Missouri-based, self-taught artist, created distinctive, polemical, and text-laden signs. Using Adobe Illustrator and Fontself Maker, contemporary artist Amira Hegazy traced individual letters that Howard had hand-painted on signs. Maintaining the artist’s irregular punctuation, orthography, and placements, she created a new font dubbed Sorehead. A digital download of Sorehead is available with the purchase of the printed specimen book.
From the collection of Rare Book School