Hi! I’m Josh Drummond, and I started Worde together with my friend Lee Reid as a way to make it easy for people to create, share and buy word art prints. It’s very new at the moment, and it’s definitely a bit scary, but we’re looking forward to having people from all over the world come and use our app, and buy canvas prints for their friends. We’ll be using this blog as a place to talk about word art, typography, new developments with the app and anything else that comes to mind.

About Worde

Worde is small and new at the moment, but it’s already an absolutely fantastic tool for making the sort of word art people sometimes call bus blinds, or tram posters, and we have way more features in mind. And we’re really proud that we’ve managed to keep prices lower than other boutique word art places we’ve seen around.  We can’t wait to share more with you – watch this space!

A bit about the Worde team

About Josh: I’m from New Zealand, away on the far side of the world. I was born in Australia, but people usually don’t hold that against me, which is nice. I’ve done a lot of work as a freelance writer and illustrator (hence the interest in words and art.) I’ve always liked word art but I could never figure out why there wasn’t an easy way to customise it. I always thought that the pre-made stuff you could get in shops tended to be a bit lame, so I’m thrilled to be able to launch a product that can make word art that says anything you like.

About Lee: Lee is probably the smartest person I’ve ever met. He was born in New Zealand, lives in Australia, and he programmed Worde in his spare time, all while working as a PhD neuroscientist at the University of Queensland / CSIRO. CSIRO stands for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. They’re the people who invented Wi-Fi. If you’ve ever used Wi-Fi, it’s time to say a silent prayer of thanks to CSIRO.