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Portland K

My unreleased font family called Portland is featured in Plazm 30. Seeing that the font isn’t finished, I had a momentary hesitation imagining it used in the raw state that it will appear. I have already made changes and am contemplating a few more big ones. That’s one of the things that makes it special though. It’s use at this stage of it’s evolution makes it a time capsule. I have been designing Portland for over 6 years now and it keeps evolving. I am contemplating releasing new versions constantly, like person it grows and evolves and is never quite the same – counter intuitive to font design conventions, I know… but I have never had much use for convention.

Porltand by Gus Nicklos

Portland: as of January 2011

The #30 release party also marks Plazm’s 20th year. If you are in the PacNW, you should drop by, they are always a blast. Hope to see you there. Details Below:


Plazm 20th Anniversary Party

Saturday, August 20
Main event 8:00pm-2:30am
$5–15 sliding scale

Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner
Dr. Amazon featuring members of Smegma
DJ Yeti
DJ Miracles Club

Video & film: Vanessa Renwick, Lena Munday, Adrian Freeman, Shana Moulton, Duncan Malashock, Nic Chancellor, Bruce Bickford, Hooliganship, Andrew Benson, Andrew Jeffrey Wright & Clare Rojas

Lots more ~ music, art, video, performance, Laura Fritz light & space installation, Jason Kinney custom photo booth.

+ Plazm #30 Magazine release

Beer by Fort George Brewery

Disjecta ~ 8371 N Interstate, Portland ~ MAX Yellow line to Kenton