Tanrie is a type family that revisits 20th century American book jackets to explore how particular lettering traits can be distilled across a typeface. It draws inspiration from the idiosyncratic qualities of lettered pieces across the works of W.A. Dwiggins, George Salter, and Philip Grushkin. Currently, the family includes four styles: headline, headline italic, text regular and text bold. The variety in styles provide a toolkit that can be used in a number of applications, such as logotypes or editorial layouts, both together or separately.
Ryan Hutson is a graphic and type designer based in the Bay Area currently working at a non-profit. His love for letters began with a humble collection of local gig posters and over time uncovered a newfound interest in exploring the bounds of type.