David Nalle is the founder of Scriptorium and is their lead designer of original fonts and adapter of historical source material. Dave got his start in calligraphy when he was a child, studying old manuscripts and duplicating the lettering he liked. In college he paid expenses by lettering bizarre things, including signs for fraternity parties and even pledge paddles.
In 1991 Dave started designing fonts based on his own hand lettering from old magazine titles, hand lettered signs and maps. Since then he has produced scores of completely original fonts, plus a huge selection of fonts based on historic type and unique hand lettering, creating the backbone of the Scriptorium collection.
[David Nalle, June 2007]