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Dresser Johnson   [ Designer, Type House ]

Artist Message

 

Kevin Dresser has been designing with type and image since 1985, when he created his first commercial work while still in high school. Later part of New York's street art scene, Dresser graduated with a degree in graphic design from Pratt Institute and completed a three-year digital font design apprenticeship under the tutelage of Jonathan Hoefler.

He has designed identities for Band-Aid, Acuvue, King Magazine, Diario de Yucatan, Financial Week, Guitar One, Home Magazine, Rebecca Turbow, Modern Bride and Brooklyn Bunny; custom fonts for Google Chrome, The New York Times Magazine, Architectural Digest, Eminem, Guitar World and the Rodeph Sholom Synagogue; and custom pictograms for The Museum of Modern Art, the Empire State Building, Columbia University, Johnson & Johnson, Radio City Music Hall, The National newspaper (U.A.E.), Computer Shopper, Outside, Guitar World and Working Mother.

Dresser was featured in the Art Directors Club's inaugural "Young Guns" exhibition in 1997, and his illustration and type design have been included in AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers. His work has been published in Beautiful Decay and the books 1000 Icons, Symbols and Pictograms (Rockport, 2006) and Art de Rue (Artifacts by Free Presse, 2004.