Born in Chicago, USA, Jim Marcus is a typographer, as well as being the lead singer and founder of industrial band, Die Warzau. He has also engineered, mixed, written music for and played with various international artists, including Björk and Chris Connelly. Well known for his left-leaning politics, he is a proponent of gay rights and civil disobedience. He refuses to participate in shows sponsored by alcohol or tobacco companies.
He has created over 100 fonts, which are available commercially from a variety of worldwide foundries. His typefaces, Escalido, Glue (T26), Airflo, and Toreador, have led, in part, to him being described as one of the first grunge typographers.
[LC, December 2009]