Highground is a fun typeface for your punk band to make shitty posters to hang on electrical poles around town.

Growing up playing DIY metal & punk shows was the inspiration behind this typeface. The Highground was a venue off of Veteran’s boulevard in New Orleans, LA that has tragically shut down. Highground the typeface is an ode to Highground the venue. It attempts to capture the punk & metal spirit of the venue and the feeling it evoked for my friends and I when playing and attending shows there.

Highground was developed over a year of attending Type@Cooper West ’16 in San Francisco. The early stages of Highground were inspired by Nicholas Jenson’s Rotunda. Highground still has a twinkle of that inspiration, but it has seen a dramatic shift in goals and aesthetic.


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Glyph Count: 222


Winston Scully

Winston Scully is a type designer, lettering artist, and graphic designer living and working in San Francisco, California. Most of his day is spent at Yelp supporting the US Yelp Community. He started pursuing type design in 2015 at the end of his undergraduate at Southeastern Louisiana University. Soon after he was accepted to the inaugural year of Type@Cooper West in San Francisco.

Winston spends his time documenting the pigeons of San Francisco and is on a constant search for the perfect sock..

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