The grace, acuity, and modesty of Rudolph Ruzicka’s work was paralleled by the same qualities in the man, himself, from what I’ve read. Though humble and often shy in presenting himself publicly, he worked masterfully in many capacities: as an engraver, a book designer, a calligrapher, a letterer, and a typeface designer.
His work in those last two areas interests me most, since I work in their digital equivalents. I’m an independent typeface & lettering designer—you can see more of my work on my portfolio website, jesseragan.com. My impetus for creating this blog is to discuss and publicize my work in bringing some of Ruzicka’s dormant typeface designs to digital form. But I hope that this blog—and, eventually, a full-fledged website in this domain—will grow to serve as a more general tribute to Ruzicka and a celebration of the full breadth of his prolific career. He deserves more attention than he receives.