About Tart Workshop

Created in 2007, Tart Workshop is an art & lettering studio which creates digital typefaces, focusing on handlettered styles and custom font development. It is a collaboration of lettering artist/illustrator Crystal Kluge & font developer Stuart Sandler of Font Diner. Select clients & licensees: Target / Google / PepsiCo / Nestle / Nordstroms / JWT / MWCBK – Seasons of Cannon Falls / Walker Art Center / National Ovarian Cancer Alliance / Children’s Cancer Research Fund / Minneapolis Institute of Arts / Mpls|St.Paul Magazine / MSP Weddings / Minnesota Bride / DEMDACO / Mrs. Grossmans / Paper Source Inc. / Best Buy / Siemens / Solve / Minted / Persnickety Clothing / BlowDry Bar / Yum Kitchen! / French Meadow Bakery / Brevity Jewelry

Crystal Kluge

Crystal is an illustrator & lettering artist based in Minneapolis/St.Paul. Lettering professionally since 1999, her signature lettering style helped launch the popular “modern calligraphy” trend. Her designs have graced magazine pages, a multitude of giftware & stationery products, advertising campaigns, logos & store fronts, art museum walls, tattooed bodies and an eclectic range of special events from swank Hollywood parties, Park Avenue soirĂ©es and Moroccan bashes to intimate mountain nuptials in a yurt. When not in the studio, she is often found hiking along the Mississippi contemplating her next journey.

Drop her a line to talk about your project, visit her website www.crystalkluge.com to see more of her work and follow her work & life on instagram @crystalkluge

Stuart Sandler

Stuart Sandler launched the Font Diner in 1996 and has inspired generations of designers with retro design software products influenced by 1950s popular culture. He has created more than 1,200 original typefaces. Sandler launched Mister Retro in 2004 featuring Photoshop plug-ins and original clipart. He later acquired and began revival of both the Filmotype and Lettering Inc phototype libraries with over 200 revival releases to date.

In 2006, he co-founded and launched Font Bros as a distributor of high quality typefaces specializing in OEM licensing and retail sales. With its strong focus on OEM font licensing, Font Bros has earned a reputation as the leading font licensing agent among independent font foundries.