Old Tom

About

My name is Tom Kennedy. I was raised just west of Boston in Historical Concord Massachusetts USA, but now live in the 2014 European Capital of Culture in Umeå, Sweden! It’s funny where life takes you. I first started messing about with letters nearly 25 years ago, when I helped out at a wood sign company after school. Things got a bit more serious when I studied sign painting, graphic design, and wood carving at specialty art schools in Massachusetts and Vermont. I was also fortunate to learn glass gilding techniques from the late Rick Glawson at Fine Gold Sign Company in California. In 1998, I began creating various script style letters, inspired by antique advertising and letterheads. Three years later, I had completed my first font, encouraged all the way by Chuck Davis at Letterheadfonts.com. Today, Ballpark Script is still one of their top selling fonts. Fifteen more fonts have followed since then. You can view samples of all my fonts by clicking on Typefaces, then by following the links to Letterheadfonts.com. If you fancy any of the styles, then please purchase the fonts there, as I do not sell fonts privately. The other part of my business is custom-designed logos, labels and signage, which have appeared on a wide range of products and media across the world. You’ll find lots of examples of my design work in the Showcase. If you have a commission in mind, then please do get in touch. I love the challenge of crafting unique designs. I’d work closely with you to capture an authentic look that fits the specific needs of your brand. It can be quite a journey, but hugely worthwhile. Although you don’t need to come to Sweden…