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 in Washington, DC, where he graduated with honors. After graduation James decided to pursue type design full-time and in 2009 he started Dunwich Type Founders in New York City.
James teaches typography and graphic design at Fordham University. He is also a critic of books about graphic design and design history. When not focused on design James keeps busy with his kids, dogs, and guitars.