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Spencer Charles

PARTNER, HUSBAND

Specializing in lettering & type design.

Spencer teaches Typography at the School of Visual Arts, and is enrolled in the Type Design program at the Cooper Union. He graduated in 2010 from the University of Utah, worked as Sign Artist for Whole Foods, and then moved to NYC to work at Louise Fili Ltd from 2011–2014. 

Kelly Thorn

Partner, Wife

Specializing in illustration & lettering.

Kelly graduated in 2012 from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, interned at Hallmark Cards in 2011, and then went on to work at Louise Fili Ltd from 2012–2015 in NYC. Kelly and Spencer now work together in the Pencil Factory in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

 

Select Clients

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Abrams Books, Barnes & Noble, Booking.com, Cardtorial, Dollar Shave Club, Idun, Martha Stewart Living, Knock Knock Miansai, The New York Times, Pentagram, Popular Mechanics, Samuel Adams, The Shea Theater, Sterling Publishing, Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic, Tanamachi Studio, Target, Variety, The Wall Street Journal

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Awards & Recognition

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Art Directors Club, Young Guns 12
Comm Arts, Type Annual, 2013 & 2016
Type Directors Club, 62nd Annual
Design*Sponge, Studio Feature
Decorative Lettering by BNN
 Build Your Own Brand by Robin Landa
Little Book of Lettering by Emily Gregory
 

Speaking Engagements

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Tyler School of Art, Restaurant judging, 2016
Paperless Post2016
Shillington School, 2016
• Lost Type, Philadelphia Field Trip2016
Society of Design conference, 2015
Library of Michigan, 2015

dream projects

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• Liquor or beer packaging
• Textile or wallpaper design
• Manhole cover
• Dungeons & Dragons 6th Edition
• Any restaurant that will pay in food
• USPS postage stamp
• Gold bars
• Candy bars
• Jenny Lewis album art