Dunwich Type Founders is James Puckett.

Dunwich Type Founders is James Puckett.

Letters, art, and design run in James Puckett’s family. James’ great-grandmother was a librarian and a painter. Her old books instilled James with a love of nineteenth and early-twentieth century American typography. His grandfather and great-grandfather were an engineers and stationery engravers. James still uses his grandfather’s drafting calipers to measure letters.

James’ first significant experience with lettering was being assigned to detention in first grade when he insisted on writing the letter a with two stories. He went on to study graphic design at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, where he graduated with honors. In 2009 he moved to in New York City, started Dunwich Type Founders, and began teaching typography at Fordham University.

In 2013 James moved from Manhattan to Boulder, Colorado. When not focused on design James keeps busy with his kids, dog, and guitars.