Hi, I am Rob Keller!
I am a designer and artist from the cornfields of the midwest with an obsession for letters. While studying at the University of Illinois, working on BFAs in Graphic Design and Sculpture, I discovered the concept of type design and began experimenting with type. In 2006-07 I attended the University of Reading (Reading, England) for the MA in Typeface Design program.
Immediately following the MA, I moved to Frankfurt, Germany to join Linotype. There, I worked in the marketing department (a valuable experience, but unfortunately not type design). After a year, I left to focus on creating my own typefaces.
I moved to Berlin at the end of 2008 and started the digital typefoundry Mota Italic. I was then able to create typefaces – fonts for my library and custom projects – full time until 2010 when Mota Italic opened a studio/gallery/bookshop space in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg.
After seven years in Germany, I decided to pack up everything and relocate further East. As of October 2014, I’m living in Mumbai, India, and am still working at Mota Italic concentrating again solely on designing new typefaces.
If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to send them to:
rob [at] motaitalic.com
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