Smashing Alphabets with Chank Diesel
Smashing Alphabets with Chank Diesel
Typographic inspirations, improvisations and renovations with font designer Chank Diesel of Chank Co.. See inspirations for Chank's early font work, samples of fonts in action and case studies of how custom fonts help create great brands. Hear about the fonts and follies of a full-time, self-employed creative visual artist.

Sustaining member & above: $5
Supporter: $10
Contributor: $15
Student member: $5
Nonmember: $30
Meyocks Group employee: FREE
(RSVPs required)

Registration closes at 3pm the day of the event. We will accept walk-ins however we require exact cash or check for admission. Also, seating is not guaranteed.

Event Details
The Meyocks Group, 6800 Lake Drive, Suite 150, West Des Moines, IA, 50266

Speaker bio
President and CEO of Chank Co., Diesel began making fonts in 1992 when he worked as creative director of the alternative music magazine Cake. The first font he created, Mister Frisky, remains his most popular. Chank’s presentation will feature a visual tour through his unusual type design portfolio, following his evolution from grunge music fanzine creative director in the ‘90s into a small businessman and software developer today.

Chank’s fonts were featured in the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum as “a notable example of contemporary typography” in 1996, the same year he established In 1997, Chank was profiled in The Wall Street Journal, complete with an etched portrait. In 2005, his font Liquorstore was named as one of “20 Typefaces We Love” in HOW magazine’s 20th anniversary issue. He was also featured in an article about custom fonts in the New York Times. Clients who have used Chank’s custom font services include Cartoon Network, Hormel, Huggies, Mars, Ocean Spray, Pizza Hut and Target!

6:30 pm - 7:00 pmRegistration + Networking
7:00 pm - 8:30 pmPresentation by Chank Diesel