Completed in 2010 for House Industries, Mierop Inline is a revival of a photolettering
typeface. Based on the DNA from a film scan of Craig Mierop's original
photolettering design, I extended the small uppercase character set to
include lowercase, punctuation and accents. The project was overseen by Ben Kiel,
who suggested creating a set of open-countered uppercase alternates as a
way of preserving some of the more idiosyncratic features of the
original design. Although inline typefaces are time-consuming and demand a flexible approach to drawing, it is satisfying when you can avoid optical problems with a clever use of the inline features.