Information about the typeface designer John Critchley and his fonts.
After graduating from Manchester Polytechnic, John Critchley went to work with Designers' Republic. From there he joined Neville Brody's London studio. There with Brody and Jon Wozencroft he co-edited FUSE, a collection of experimental typefaces and posters. Later he worked on print projects for various clients including The Photographers' Gallery. He then joined MTV, where he was art director. Since he has worked for many clients across all media.
Critchley collaborated with illustrator Darren Raven on FF Bokka, and to create FF Child's Play he digitized many samples of children's handwriting. During his time with FUSE, he also designed Populist, Ollie and Mutoid.
He now runs Visual Material, which handles print, animation and web design projects.
[LC, November 2009]