I'm bought New Vintage Type by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson for reference this summer and flipping through it this morning for inspiration fell upon a fabulous sample from Jonathan Gray. The hand drawn font on this book cover was taken directly from vintage tattoos. How great.
When i went to his website i discovered that Jonathan Gray = Gray 318. The great design firm responsible for the covers of two of Jonathan Safran Foer's books - that i've always loved.
I love his lettering and design but also the playfulness and self deprecating sense of humour evident in his bio.
Not surprising he's British.
Definitely a new favorite.