Recently a designer released a font called Taxi Driver
that I immediately recognized used forms of my font, Palm Canyon Drive, seemingly just with shorter ascenders and descenders. Then I realized it actually directly traced forms from two of my typefaces, Palm Canyon Drive
and Beverly Drive Right
. See graphic attached where I overlayed my letters (in green and black) on his (in the rust color). He picked and chose from the two, blending.
- Some forms are clearly traced over as width and form is exact. He has shown this is part of his process before in this instagram reel he made.
- Even the letters that aren't a direct copy (Q and O) still take the overall vibe
- the weighting of the monoline feel exact to Palm Canyone Drive while most of the forms are from Beverly Drive.
- He follows us so it feels unlikely this is just a coincidence.
Do I have grounds to reach out to him and ask him to take down if it blends two things? Or is this a loophole or even totally fine to do?
Screened and multiplied on top so you can see original underneath: