Kindred Types (Formerly 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 started this studio, Kindred Types.
James currently resides in Colorado. He’s currently about five dozen books behind on his reading and learning Japanese.