Something that helps me concentrate while listening to talks is to draw. For some this would be a distraction but for me, it works. President Monson’s talk is my favorite so far.

So today while listening to Conference I worked on the uppercase letters of the Heber J. Grant font I’ve been working on. And I’ve now finished a draft of the full alphabet in lower and uppercase. To test it out, I tried it on the Family proclamation, and it looks beautiful. Such a joy to see this materialize one letter at a time!

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Many of the uppercase letters I didn’t have a sample of, so I had to imagine how President Grant would have drawn them. So this endeavor has been a collaboration between us. I hope he approves of my interpretation. I doubt that decades ago when he wrote this Christmas letter to friends and family that someone would have turned it into a font (if he did he would have given me more of the alphabet!). Here’s the letter that I used to make the font:

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And here’s a bit of the Proclamation using the Grant typeface:

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Happy General Conference weekend everyone!

Leave a comment of what you’d use the typeface for, and I’ll draw a winner who will have their name (or whoever’s name you like) written in Grant. :) Winner will be shown next Tuesday.

 

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15 Comments

 

  1. October 5, 2009  4:24 pm by Hope

    I would use it to make labels for our family "tree". It is a framed tree that hags in my parents living room. As my siblings grow and begin families of their own I will continue to make "trees" for each of them. This font would be perfect for it!

  2. October 12, 2009  2:26 pm by Anneke

    Maybe this is ridiculous, but I would love to use it in a funky re-design of a family cookbook. I'd use a subtle grey grungy pattern on the pages and then print the recipes on top, titled in President Grant's hand. Maybe throw some bright pink and cyan on the page.

  3. October 12, 2009  2:38 pm by Dave

    I would definitely use the "Grant Front" to draft will/trust arrangements for well-heeled clients (for an extra fee of course). Their legal documents would be so beautiful that they would hang them on the wall.

  4. October 13, 2009  3:28 pm by Amy S

    This would be a beautiful font for an invitation or Christmas card. Well done!

  5. November 9, 2009  10:20 pm by Andy

    Do you sell this typeface? If so, for how much?

  6. November 10, 2009  8:53 am by Designer Girl

    Thanks Andy, it's not done yet, but when it is I will let you know. I'm thinking Spring 2010?

  7. November 14, 2009  2:08 pm by Heather

    I would love a copy of the font too when you get it finished. Great work!!!

  8. February 10, 2010  9:45 am by Carolyn (Missouri)

    I don't see anyplace that says you can download or purchase the updated Grant font. I seems like something that would be great to have. Please email me and let me know if it is available. Thanks.

  9. February 13, 2010  3:48 am by Designer Girl

    The Grant font is still in the design phase. I'm hoping to release it later this year once I get all of the letters perfectly working together. :) But I will announce on this blog when it happens for sure!

  10. May 17, 2011  9:03 pm by Anneke

    Just wondering about the status of this - did it ever get finished?

  11. May 18, 2011  2:29 pm by Sarah Olson

    This Heber J. Grant font is so beautiful. Is it available yet? My fiance is a Heber J. Grant descendant (named, in fact, Jedediah Grant, in part after President Grant)). We would love to use this font somehow in our wedding planning (or our new life together). If it's available for sale, we'll take it.

    I love that you did this. It's so cool of you.

  12. May 31, 2011  3:49 am by Designer Girl

    It is close to being done. I'm currently working out the digits and foreign characters. Still got more testing to do to get all of the kerning pairs right. Will keep you posted!

  13. May 31, 2011  3:50 am by Designer Girl

    Thanks Sarah!

    Unfortunately the typeface is not ready to be sold, however I'd be happy to do some custom design with the typeface for you, just send me an email to designer @ this website address. Congrats on your upcoming marriage!

  14. November 20, 2011  12:10 am by Katherine Morris

    I really love this concept. And you've done beautiful work on it. Have you finished it? I would love, love to use it on an upcoming Mormon Artist project. Is there any way we can get updates on the font?

  15. December 6, 2011  1:29 pm by Designer Girl

    Thanks Katherine for the interest! I've posted a new update on the blog, have a look here: http://www.mormonmodern.com/grant-typeface-update-followup/

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