COMICRAFT's JOHN ROSHELL Branches Out With His Own Type Foundry

Josh Roshell
Josh Roshell
Credit: Swell Type

Comicraft's Design Director John Roshell is branching out with his own type foundry, called Swell Type. For the past 27 years, Roshell has been Comicraft's main font creator - fonts that have been used in comic books, TV shows, movies, video games, toy packaging, and more.

"Now, after more than two decades of experience in the comic book industry, John formed Swell Type to create fun, friendly, functional fonts inspired by the real-world signs and scenery of California - from the Gold Rush and fruit-crate labels, to surf and skateboard culture, Silicon Valley, the aerospace industry and entertainment biz - all with the lively energy for which his creations for Comicraft are known and loved," reads a statement on Swell Type's website.

Swell Type's first release is 'Hyperspace Race,' a variation of his font 'Space Race' which he created for Comicraft and the Marvel Strike Force game. He also created a custom font for the Avatar franchise, replacing the Papyrus font which was used in the original film and related merchandising.

Roshell plans to continue doing work for Comiccraft, but has stepped down as its Design Director (according to his LinkedIn page) after 27 years.

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