Jeremy Tankard

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Jeremy Tankard
Jeremy Tankard typfriends talk.jpg
OccupationType designer
Notable workBliss, Corbel, Fenland

Jeremy Tankard is a British type designer.[1][2][3][4][5] Tankard has designed retail fonts independently and for FontShop and Adobe.[6] Corbel was designed for Microsoft and has been included in Microsoft Office and Windows since 2006.[7][8][9]

Tankard has also designed custom corporate typefaces for organisations such as Sheffield City Council, Falmouth University and Christchurch Art Gallery.[10][11][12][13][14]

Some of his typeface designs such as FF Disturbance and Blue Island are experimental and based on distorting the alphabet, through a unicase design in Disturbance and the use of ligatures to connect letters in unexpected ways in Blue Island.[3] Tankard’s Bliss design, used by Amazon, is more traditional and loosely based on humanist sans-serif designs such as Johnston, Gill Sans and Syntax.[15][16][17] Tankard studied at the Royal College of Art.[2][18]


  1. ^ Yan, Jack. "Features: Jeremy Tankard". CAP. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Interview: Jeremy Tankard". Typographic Times. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b "The Disturbing World of Jeremy Tankard". Kingston Publishing. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  4. ^ Staunton, Brendan. "An interview with Jeremy Tankard". Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  5. ^ "QA with Jeremy Tankard". Camcreative. Archived from the original on 29 May 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ Papazian, Hrant. "Reviews: Fenland". Typographica. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  7. ^ Levien, Raph. "Microsoft's ClearType Font Collection: A Fair and Balanced Review". Typographica. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  8. ^ Van Wagener, Anne (18 February 2005). "The Next Big Thing in Online Type". Poynter Online. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  9. ^ Neil Macmillan (2006). An A-Z of Type Designers. Laurence King Publishing. pp. 87–9. ISBN 978-1-85669-395-0.
  10. ^ Bramley, Ellie Violet. "Subliminal power of city fonts". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  11. ^ Tankard, Jeremy. "Commissions: Connect Sheffield". Jeremy Tankard Typography. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  12. ^ Tankard, Jeremy. "Wayfarer". Jeremy Tankard Typography. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Commissions: Falmouth University". Jeremy Tankard Typography. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  14. ^ Tankard, Jeremy. "Bliss Pro". Jeremy Tankard Typography. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  15. ^ Coles, Stephen. "Questioning Gill Sans". Typographica. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Think London campaign". Fonts in Use. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  17. ^ "Amazon Kindle logo and marketing". Fonts in Use. Retrieved 31 July 2016.

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