I’m a fan of Vernon Adams, the font designer. I’ve been a freelance graphic designer for the past ten years, so it wasn’t too much of a stretch for me to be intrigued with his craft. And because his wife Allison has been one of my dearest friends, it just worked out that I was able to share a small creative office with Vernon here in San Clemente before his accident. It is such a good memory having that time and space, where friends, colleagues and family would drop to connect and collaborate, and we’d get some of our work done too.
I’ve always felt honored to know Vernon as a friend, but also as this incredibly talented person, who contributed some of the best work to the Google Fonts project. If you search for Vernon Adams over at the Google Fonts page (https://www.google.com/fonts) — you’ll see his credits for over 50 of the 708 fonts in the directory. One of his most popular, is the script font named Pacifico. I recall Vernon often being amused and happy to see all the different ways people would make use of it, just check out his Pinterest board to see!
When Allison began planning this years Craft Market, I had the idea to display Vernon’s work in a screen printed T-shirt to share with everyone. Chris mentioned the idea with Vernon at his Thanksgiving visit, and to then have Vernon encourage me in the idea left me with no option but to make it happen. So, here it is, the first Vernon Adams font T-shirt featuring some of his great work. I hope he likes it and you do too!
Click here to purchase yours!