Matthew Sherman

Graphic Designer

Buckthorne Display Typeface

Typeface Design

Buckthorne was the name I gave to the display typeface I designed while attending Type@Cooper, a typeface design certificate program at The Cooper Union in New York City. I chose the name Buckthorne which is a variation in spelling from the tree, Buckthorn. Buckthorns are typically considered invasive plants with leaves that fall later in winter, and with small red and black berry clusters. This typeface has the same sense of sturdiness and lasting elements seen in the barb-like ending and serifs. Buckthorne was designed with elegance, foundation, and with a keen fashion sense. Therefore, this typeface works well in editorial spreads, headings for products, or as a logo type.