Chris Costello is a professional graphic designer, illustrator, typographer and Artistic Infusion Program Artist for The United States Mint. He has created illustrations and custom lettering for clients including Random House, Simon and Schuster, Oxford University Press and HarperCollins. His work for Coldwell Banker consistently receives awards for design excellence and has been published in Graphic Design USA awards annuals.
Chris has created several original font designs and his popular font, Papyrus, is included with Apple and Microsoft operating systems. His hand-lettering and logo designs also appear in Leslie Cabarga’s hardcover, The Logo, Font & Lettering Bible (HOW Design Books). As a fine artist, he enjoys drawing and painting historic architecture, landscapes, portraits as well as sculpting in clay and plaster.
Since 2010, Chris has contributed drawings to over 30 United States Mint coin and medal design programs and is credited with the designs on 14 U.S. coins and one Congressional Gold Medal.
Chris studied advertising design at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and earned a BS in graphic design and visual communication from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum in Arlington, MA and the Advisory Board for Middlesex Community College in Bedford MA.