About Us - Our Story

Back in 2010, two budding artists threw a Halloween party in a vacant underground club called “Drop Dead” and designed a new typeface for their event posters. The party proved successful and, more importantly, the two former design school compatriots didn’t drop dead at all. But the creation of the Drop Dead type inspired those graphic designers to do something even greater.

Living in a city frozen in time, its denizens gnarled from actually freezing, these casters of type trained their eyes to see those things forgotten. Digging in crates, walking rail lines, climbing fire escapes, hoping to find the next lost memory that jaded eyes glanced over or outright avoided. At a certain point, their city thawed, and buildings fell to booming dynamite and wrecking balls. With them went the memories they’d sheltered, lost forever to those who never bothered to look. But not to BLKBK.

A taste for the lost is a taste for the found. And that can turn an environment in near-dead stasis into a foundry for style. With that style, BLKBK is the foundry for type.