"Joseph Churchward is a Samoan-born graphic designer whose fonts are used the world over. You’ve probably encountered his work through opticians’ eye charts, which his hand-lettering skills helped to create."Joseph Churchward (book in progress):
"Monograph in progress of the life and works of New Zealand type designer Joseph Churchward."
Information about the font designer Joseph Churchward and his typefaces.
Joseph Churchward was born in Samoa, and moved to New Zealand where he founded a design studio in Wellington. In 1969 he released some of his type designs as photolettering through Berthold.
After initial agreements with Chank Diesel and David Buck to digitize his typefaces, this work is now being undertaken by BluHead Studio, and the first few fonts were released in digital form in 2006.
Fonts designed by Joseph Churchward: