Nathan Williams, founder of Baseline fonts, spent most of his time at the University of Kansas Art Museum Library and Print Research Department.
Nathan was consistently a miserable student, but was quick to study printing methods, graphic design, and reverse-engineering of undocumented printing methods. While attending the University, he developed an affinity for typography and began creating fonts from historic samples in 1995.
Baseline is an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared. In typographic terms, it refers to the lowest point on the common axis where the characters rest.
The goal of the foundry is to provide uninterpreted revivals of type samples generated through disappearing printing methods, and create new fonts for dissemination in the type community.
[Nathan Williams, October 2002]