Illustration commisioned by NMCN
Ellen Pearce
I Have a use for you

Leigh Furby is a letterer, designer and pen for hire from North London. He has a fondness for dogs, Tottenham Hotspur, the colour pink and is a filthy liberal with a filthier turn of phrase.

The cards always look different when it's your turn to play them; loaded with subtly different possibilities.
Bohemia Halloween poster on coloured stock
Illustrations for Which? Reviews app
Printing proof of the Bohemia Halloween poster


Selected clients

John Lewis, Vodafone, NMCN, Pearsons, UNISON, London Zoo, MTV, Sky, Which?, EDF Energy, London Olympics 2012, Film Council, Secret Cinema, Digitonal, Blak Twang.

Commercial work

For long to medium term in house work please contact my agent, for short comissions feel free to contact me on twitter.

After I was domesticated in Finchley, I was allowed to roam the UK scrawling in stolen marker pens, I began attending a college in the north where they taught me to turn my curves on a computer whilst adjusting to the climate. Then I went to work for a BigCompany™ where I made big, complicated, and quite possibly, evil designs.

I now work as a pen for hire in London Town; splurging pink everywhere whilst drawing letters, illustrations, and making things to control glyphs and curves.

I saw a shaman to have the evil expunged.

Sample of some of the dresses and clothing drawn for John Lewis
Detail of London Town map
New logotype for Opposite Days. Reversed chisel with double lighting
New logotype for Opposite Days. Reversed chisel with double lighting
Logo for Opposite Days digital consultancy
Detail of corner pressing
Colby Brewery Beer illustrations
Freshly letterpressed invitations from Blush Printing in Wales


Soulaf Khalifeh on Arabic Typography

Really enjoyed this short essay from Soulaf Khalifeh on typesetting in Arabic.

The multilingual education system in Lebanon gave us the privilege of reading literature classics in three different languages. But Arabic has always had its unique aura, enchanting me with its subtle grammar and with how the interplay of short and long vowels, along with other rhetorical elements, can overhaul its semantics and enrich its rhythm.

It's only when you learn a language (or an alphabet) alien to your own do you appreciate the uniqueness of your native one.

UFO Version 3

I've said some horrible things in the past about the UFO font format. Some of them publicly 😕

I take it all back for version three....

Bubble burn

Typemag has a round up on Coke's new typeface and it's worth reading for the sick burns alone.

Coca-Cola continues to operate under the mindset that its sinking soda ship is a brand problem rather than a product problem. It...

Beating Jet lag

Pilita Clark on avoiding epic jet lag.

Finally, forget all the guff about resetting your body clock with light, melatonin or whatnot and concentrate on doing it with food. Eat as little as possible at the airport and on the...