I never even had Jon as a teacher, but at some point during my undergrad education, he took me aside and said, ”It looks like you’re really into type design. Maybe just get really into it for like five years and see how it goes.” It means a lot when people you look up to offer concrete advice, and I certainly took Jon’s to heart. Years later, Jon asked me to draw a condensed gothic for the MFA Design department at California College of the Art, of which he is chair. I was happy to help, and built out a custom set of capitals that is far from stylistically adventurous, but has now served the program well for a couple of years.
CCA MFA Gothic
CCA MFA Design