Recent Blog Posts
Font Fuel's home, in the form of this website, is now alive and kicking. I put this website together to serve as a central location for all my type related work.
Posted on Apr 18, 2017
Grungy Old Typewriter is based on two typed letters, each on two pages and dated 1901. The results are eroded, rough, irregular and grungy.
Posted on Apr 9, 2017
Designer Notes is the result of a personal project that had...
Posted on Apr 8, 2017
Thanks for stopping by and checking out fontfuel.com. My name is Roger Ridpath. I run font fuel.com. I love type and enjoy creating my own type designs. Why call it FontFuel.com? As a designer I often see how the right type/font can add energy to a design and make it communicate much clearer than the wrong choice. In that sense type is like a design fuel that makes designs GO!
My type designs often start out as something I want for my own graphic design projects. Sometimes I run across vintage type that just is not available in digital font form so I decide to make it myself. My favorite type designs are pure experiements in gematric shapes. Many of those don’t see the light of day but they are a fun exercise. You can learn more my my graphic design at ridpathcreative.com and kansas-city-designer.com.
I’m completely immersed in the creative digital world. In addition to my type and graphic design projects I create Photoshop brushes and layered templates for use with my own photography as well as for designers and photographers. You can check that out at photoshopisland.com.
Let me know if I can help you with anything.