Running Alphabet Q&A #6: Mo Klaus

Maurice Klaus has recently run the uppercase N in Nivo, Michiga, USA.

What do you do for living?
I am an independent consultant. For the past 11 years, I have developed web-based process improvement training, simulations and software.

How is running improving your creativity?
Running gives me a great mental oasis to work on problems or questions – if I want to. Most of the time, I just run. Unless it is a very long run or race, I return refreshed and energized having shed all of the idle distractions that tend to accumulate in my mind between runs. This sets the stage for what is typically a longer period of post-run productivity and creativity. That is why I prefer a morning run. It prepares me well for the entire day.

How was the experience of running a character?
It was great fun! Part of the time I imagined I was at the tip of a giant red pen, slowing drawing my letter on my route. I wondered how much I could move to the left or right and have it register on the map. I didn’t realize how many slight turns were on my route even though I had run parts of it maybe 4000 times before.

Which is your favorite typeface?
Garamond when I’m feeling “seriffy” and Verdana when I’m not.

Thank you!