A great recent interview on myfonts.com with Chank Diesel presents me with the opportunity to post on the intersection of typography and art. Chank does both:
“I’ve made hundreds of smaller paintings over the years, and I’ve sold most of them. I make money on fonts, but lose money on my art, but that’s okay. Printing and paint and framing and promotion and studio rent and canvasses all add up to big expenses for an artist, and sometimes even a successful art show can still be a losing proposition, financially. But the art is beautiful because it makes people smile and wins me new friends. Plus, art openings can be such fun magical events, but have you ever been to a really great font release party? I doubt it.”
Read the entire interview here.