Phantom Foundry is Jean-Baptiste Morizot. I design custom and retail typefaces.
As type designer and font engineer at BlackFoundry, I worked on several custom typefaces for car manufacturers, technological devices companies and divers international brands. I was in charge of programming, font validation and of course design. In the same time I’m an active member of the infamous open source foundry Velvetyne since 2012, where I published libre fonts featuring experimental design. Now running on my own phantomatic flag I publish my typefaces via FutureFonts.
Coming from the book world, I like to create fonts grounded in classical forms and history of type,
but in the same time because I live in the 21th c. and love pop culture, I can't help but innovate and twist the shapes of glyphs. It allows me to navigate between strong legible design and more visible powerful shapes.
I believe a custom typeface has to deepen and enhance the mood you want for your product, whatever it is (a book, a video game, a newspaper, an app, your brand) and my methode of designing fonts allows me to do so.
You think you need one? Feel free to drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org