Richard Kegler – Founder & Artistic Director Emeritus

Richard Kegler is the founder and lead designer at P22 type foundry. As Founder & Artistic Director Emeritus of the WNY Book Arts Center, Mr. Kegler combined an interest in traditional crafts along with an entrepreneurial background to create a self-sustaining community organization. Before his involvement in type design, Richard was a bookbinder, designer, postgraduate, artist seeking a respectable self-sustaining life as a hand-craftsman. The years of historical typographic research at P22 have influenced a profound interest in using hand techniques alongside digital capabilities. His recent documentary film on hand-made type: Making Faces has been screened around the world and has been highly acclaimed.