Custom Type Design Services

Some of the custom type design services available from Slanted Hall include:

  • Custom type design,
  • International language support,
  • Font production engineering.

Some examples of custom type design can be:

  • making adjustments to a single character,
  • adding additional characters to support more languages,
  • creating or digitizing a new typeface from scratch,
  • adding new scripts and language support to an existing font, or
  • creating OpenType features.

Modifications to an existing font are dependent upon the font’s license.

Contact us to discuss availability and the requirements of your project.

Custom Project Samples

Music Notation Font Conversion from SMuFL to Sibelius

Philip Rothman wrote in the announcement for the full project release of the Pori music notation fonts and Norfolk chord symbol font updates:

As the resident font professional on this project, Jeff Kellem of Slanted Hall Type Foundry has devoted countless hours to it. No detail was too small for him to overlook as the revisions numbered into the hundreds. He built the entire Pori suite and also built the Pori, Norfolk, and Norfolk chord symbol fonts. Although he will insist that this was a font engineering project and not a type design project per se, his skill is evident everywhere. Making these fonts work seamlessly in Sibelius was a special challenge, and I’m so glad that Jeff was up for the task and all of the twists and turns it took along the way.

Pori Music Notation Fonts and Norfolk Chord Symbol Fonts Announcement

Recreating the IBM 1403 printer and output in CGI for a film

A custom subset of 1403 Vintage Mono Pro typeface was designed so that Trevor Brymer could recreate the 1977 SETI Wow! signal printout from an IBM 1403 mainframe line printer (all CGI) in his short film 6EQUJ5 [IMDb], released in 2016. “A tale of love, loss, and signals from outer space.” Here’s a sample image from the film, courtesy of Trevor Brymer.

Along with a closeup before full integration into the shot:


The custom font was also used for title cards throughout the film. Samples are shown in this clip:

And, on the film’s poster:


Client: Trevor Brymer, “6EQUJ5” film
Designer: Jeff Kellem, Slanted Hall

Fonts available:

1403 Vintage Mono Pro
1403 Vintage Mono Limited
Music notation fonts (soon)
1403 Hebrew Sans (soon)
A Simple Surprise (soon)