Canadian Serge Pichii is originally from Quebec, although he now lives and works in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He works with the Montreal foundry, 2Rebels. In 1999 he won a Type Directors Club award for SPCutouts.
He was inspired by decorative lettering produced during the early 1920s by Jan Tschichold to create Ironwork. Similarly, his ITC Ancestor family was influenced by early work, but in this case, much earlier work: the characters carved by native British Columbian people on solid rock. He worked with anthropologists and linguists to produce a series of books dedicated to the history and culture of the people.
[LC, December 2009]