Patric King

Judge

Patric King began his career at Thirst, as an apprentice to Rick Valicenti, in 1994. Since 2002, he’s worked under the name House of Pretty, Ltd, with his husband, Su. Most recently, Patric completed the city of Chicago’s municipal type collection, Big Shoulders, which is freely available alongside his retail type collection at xotype.co.

Big Shoulders, a series of typefaces designed for the Chicago Design System. Image from the City of Chicago. Big Shoulders is freely available at xotype.co.
Coasters, a detail from an identity system created for Billy Sunday, a cocktail bar on Logan Square.
Staff lanyard, a detail from an identity system created for The Closet, a pansexual bar in Knoxville, TN.
Hype image, a detail from an identity system created for Reverend billy's Chop Shop, a punk rock neighborhood barber shop in Lincoln Square.