Kelly Thorn


Lettering & Illustration

Kelly graduated in 2012 from the 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. Now working alongside Spencer, Kelly also gives hand-poked tattoos, which showcase her interest in illustrating plants, women, and bug-eyed critters. 


Spencer Charles


Lettering & Type Design

Spencer has taught Typography at the School of Visual Arts, served as Communication Judge for the Type Director’s Club 2017 Annual, and is a graduate of the Type@Cooper Extended program at the Cooper Union. Previously, he worked as a Sign Artist for Whole Foods, and then moved to NYC to work at Louise Fili Ltd from 2011–2014. He is left-handed, and has recently been exploring the underpinning of handedness in calligraphy.


Select Clients


Abrams Books, Barnes & Noble,, Cardtorial, Dollar Shave Club, Google, Idun, Jack Daniels, Martha Stewart Living, Knock Knock, Miansai, The New York Times, Pentagram, Popular Mechanics, Refinery29, Samuel Adams, The Shea Theater, Sterling Publishing, Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic, Tanamachi Studio, Target, Tiffany&Co, Variety, The Wall Street Journal

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Awards & Recognition


• Print Magazine, 15 Under 30, 2017
• 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

PREVIOUS Engagements


Want us to speak at your event, company, or school? Here are some of the conferences and organizations we have spoken at:

• Made by Few, Little Rock, 2018
• Brand New Conference, New York City2018
• University of North Texas, Denton, 2017
• Type Directors Club, Communication Judge, 2017
• TypeCon, Boston, 2017
Tyler School of Art, Restaurant judging, 2016
Paperless Post2016
Shillington School, 2016
• Lost Type, Philadelphia Field Trip, 2016
Society of Design, Philadelphia, 2015
Library of Michigan, Lansing, 2015

dream projects


• 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