Zach // Salvation Mountain, CA

Last week while spending some time in the California desert, I met Zach. He along with approximately 4,000 others live off the grid in tent and RV encampments near Nilland, CA. After fifteen minutes of shooting the shit, I asked how old he was. 15. His resolve and quiet wit led me to think he was much older. I guess that’s what living out here in this unforgiving land will do to you though. You learn how to fend for yourself and appreciate what you have. 

Perhaps this is a preview of a new body of work to come. 

//Elliot Ross

In descending order:

Type Research

Aquiline Two Regular

Created in 2004 by Manfred Klein + CybaPee. Based on Aquiline by Expert Software. (Expert Software went out of business and as a result Aquiline no longer exists)

Footlight MT Light Regular

Designed in 1985, this typeface earns its name due to the theatrical sparkle it imparts to the text set in it. Footlight MT was first designed as an italic face, followed later by the roman version, which is unusual in the typeface industry. Footlight MT is an informal, yet lively and elegant typeface whose craftsmanship lends it an air of authority.

Didot Regular

The Didot family were active as designers for about 100 years in the 18th and 19th centuries. They were printers, publishers, typeface designers, inventors and intellectuals. Around 1800 the Didot family owned the most important print shop and font foundry in France. Pierre Didot, the printer, published a document with the typefaces of his brother, Firmin Didot, the typeface designer. The strong clear forms of this alphabet display objective, rational characteristics and are representative of the time and philosophy of the Enlightenment. Adrian Frutiger’s Didot is a sensitive interpretation of the French Modern Face Didot. Another model for this design is the Henriade, an historical printing of the original Didot from 1818. The font Didot gives text a classic and elegant feel.

Nilland Bold

Nilland font is slab serif font which is designed by Manfred Klein. This font is labeled as Serif font. Nilland font family has 6 variant.

Riesling  Regular

Created by a foundry which made over 500 fonts, mostly in 1998-1999, and seemed to be located in Carlsbad, CA, where Gail Conwell edited their Bright Ideas Magazine at that time.