David has worked in printing and publishing since he began in 1971. As he progressed from illustrator, to graphic designer, to typographer, to art director, he fell in love with type. Yet he was frustrated by the fonts available—specifically the lack of oldstyle figures, small cap figures, and the rest of the typographic niceties needed for excellent typography. When he was asked to write the first textbook on the all-digital printing workflow in 1994, he decided he would need to design all the fonts for the book, as well. He was pleasantly surprised to discover that people liked his fonts, and that he sold quite a few. Since that time, he has design dozens of fonts and font families. He designs display fonts, but his heart is in body copy fonts, with a companion font for the headers using the same vertical metrics. Currently, he writes and publishes full-time. His personal, best selling book is "Practical Font Design With FontLab 5".