Ribbon Typeface by Dan Gneiding


Dan Gneiding is a designer, illustrator, teacher and typographer. He resides in Philadelphia. Dan’s style fuses equal parts hand and computer with a few minor league printing techniques peppered in for good measure.  Dan likes his design like he likes his music; wearing it’s imperfections like a badge of honor.

Dan has gladly put his nose to the grind stone for Urban Outfitters, the Lost Type Co-Op, Anthropologie, Baseman Design Associates and Flux Labs.

Type face Ribbon and specimen book for The Lost Type Co-Op

Blind emboss cover detail
Each book has a tie closure and a tag in true thank you gift fashion.

Eleven guest designers contributed designs to the book, all were amazing.
Dan Gneiding will focus on two of them here who’s designs
inspired new glyphs in the final Ribbon font. Olivia Verdugo’s  anchors,
pictured here, seems right at home as a character, and…


Chaun Osburn’s peace sign was too good to leave out.
I wonder why more typefaces don’t have a peace sign glyph?


All of the Ribbon Specimen Book contributors! Check out their work below…
of Linda Eliasen, Mauricio Cremer, Chaun Osburn, Jim Leszczynski, Olivia Verdugo, Elysse Ricci, Andy Rementer, Namik Schwarz, Lachlan Heywood Riley Cran and Ryan Katrina.

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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