FridayApril 27th

A day w/ Beziers – Recording stuff digitally, correctly.
Join Lost Type CoOp’s founder, Riley Cran, and designer, Dan “Grayhood” Gneiding, for a day full of points and handles. Riley and Dan will share stories of their paths from graphic design to type design, show some recent work and reveal some best practices they have learned along the way. In addition to a wealth of technical information there will also be stories about batman, cupcakes, world travel, rollercoasters, sky mall and poop.


Operated and Managed by Riley Cran (and originally co-founded with Tyler Galpin), Lost Type is the first of its kind, a Pay-What-You-Want type foundry. Since 2011 Lost Type has been a source for unique typefaces, with a collection of over 50 different faces from contributors all over the world. 100% of the funds from sales of these fonts go directly to their respective designers. Lost Type fonts have been used across the world, and recently have been featured in projects for Nike, Starbucks, Disney and the President of the United States. Lost Type continues to be dedicated to to the idea that quality fonts should be made available to anyone who wants to create an individual piece of characterful design.

His work has been recognized by Communication Arts, HOW magazine, LogoLounge, Gestalten Publishing and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He is also the manager of Lost Type, a collaborative Digital Type Foundry which he co-founded in 2011.

Aspiring to create characterful and functional work, Riley merges historical influences with fresh, contemporary solutions for clients such as Dropbox, Yale University, Sonic Drive-In (via SHS), Amazon, Condé Nast, Red Bubble, Notre Dame, Deutsche Telekom, CBC, Bonnier, Herb Lester Associates, and others.

Dan rides the blue wind high and free as a designer, illustrator, teacher and typographer. He resides just outside Philadelphia with his stylish wife and daughters and enjoys gray hooded sweat shirts, long walks with a beer, and early Star Wars trivia.

Dan’s style fuses equal parts hand and computer with a few minor league printing techniques peppered in for good measure. Dan likes his design like he likes his music; wearing it’s imperfections like a badge of honor.

Dan has gladly put his nose to the grind stone for The Lost Type Co-Op, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Baseman Design Associates and Flux Labs.