PENCIL. RULER. FRENCH CURVE. RAPIDOGRAPH. VELLUM. X-ACTO KNIFE.
If you were an independent type designer, circa 1977, these are the tools you might use to create a typeface.
These were the tools that Mark Simonson used to create Kandal, a wedge serif typeface with an intriguing backstory.
The Making of Kandal spanned three decades, four Presidents, and a move from ink to digital.
Simonson began the typeface in the 70s, and called it Excalibur; it was tweaked in the 80s; and it was finally released in the 90s as Kandal.
Mark Simonson. Interview.