Jim Henson Celebrated With Typeface

A design agency has created a typeface in tribute to the late Jim Henson. As a wonderful pun, it’s titled Kernit.

The makers, Collins, developed it for the permanent Henson exhibition at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image. They say it “is meant to capture the same imagination, fun and whimsy which we came to love in Henson’s vivid work.”

As well as Henson’s shows and the Muppet universe, they also took inspiration from 1970s culture and typography, particularly the famous “I [heart] NY” logo designed by Milton Glaser.