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 consistently receives awards for design excellence and has been published in Graphic Design USA awards annuals.
Mr. Costello has created several original font designs and his popular font, Papyrus, is included with Apple and Microsoft operating systems. 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 submitted drawings to over 45 United States Mint design programs and was awarded the honor of having his original artwork appear on 23 U.S. coins and medals including one Congressional Gold Medal.