This is the home of Protimient, an independent British Font Foundry, specialising in original, retail typeface designs.

Featured in the prestigious “16-type-foundries-you’ve-probably-never-heard-of” list, Protimient Typeface Design supplies type to customers from all walks of life, from the discerning Design Master who can tell a good typeface from a bad one, to the budding amateur, who can’t.

Since its inception in 2004, Protimient Typeface Design has grown in stature and rapidly become the number one choice for literally several people across the globe.

If you would like to get in contact with me, Ben Jones, just send an email to

I am also on twitter @protimient

Typeface Catalogue

History of the graphical design of matchboxes

vulcan match box label

As part of my Typography and Graphic Communication degree course I was required to write a 20,000 word dissertation. The subject I chose to write about was the history and evolution of the matchbox cover/label from its beginnings in 1827 to the present day. This is now available for download in PDF format for strictly personal, non-commercial purposes from here (about 1.5Mb)


And, because it is a well known fact¹ that most phillumenists are also ardent gastronomes, here is a link to a brilliant and pioneering recipe website called Really Nice Recipes.

¹ This may not actually be true.