Thomas Phinney

Font Detective, Extra Bold

TYPO San Francisco 2012 Connect | Friday, 06 April | 12:00 pm | Screening Room

Forensic font geek Thomas Phinney discusses and shows some of the cases of allegedly forged documents he’s been asked to investigate, from a frontier mailbag label for The History Channel’s History Detectives, to the NFL’s Pro Football Hall of Fame for the Dallas Morning News, to the Bush presidency for The Washington Post. Learn how errors with fonts, typography and output devices have ruined what could otherwise have been perfectly good forgeries.

Thomas Phinney

Thomas Phinney

Typographer / Vice President @ FontLab (Portland, Oregon)

Thomas Phinney is President of FontLab. Previously he worked at Extensis (web fonts and font management tools) and Adobe (as product manager for global fonts and typography). Thomas is also a type designer, teacher, writer, and consultant on fonts and typography. He teaches type design with Crafting Type and has…

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