009. Chank Diesel: Fun Fonts

“There’s all kind of things that people like locally, and design is one of them.”

Font designer Chank Diesel was born Charles Anderson, but neighbors called him "Chanky," after Spanky from the Little Rascals. He has been running his Minneapolis-based type house and art studio, Chank Fonts since 1992. Clients who have used Chank’s custom font services include Ben & Jerry's, Cartoon Network, Indian Motorcycle, PBS Kids, Scholastic Books, Simon & Schuster, Target, Walt Disney, and much more.

The original interview was recorded on May 26, 2016.

In this podcast episode, we talk with Chank about his font-making process in original experimental free fonts and affordable trendsetting commercial fonts.

In the typography conversation segment, I ask Michael to explain and demonstrate to the TypeEd Alumni how to determine the body copy size just by the format and size of the page.

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