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Messy & Remarkable

Break out of the ordinary with messy fonts, like Dirty Ego—think effortless without trying.

Bold, serif and script fonts all have messy counterparts that can be used as the basis for the rough and messy font trend. They abandon what’s “pretty” as we know it, and create a new form of beauty—one that doesn’t care. If you want to stand out and break out from the ordinary—and if you can handle the mess—these fonts are for you.

Quirky & Charming

Want more playful typography that’s charming in a retro and fun way? Such as American Typewriter Light with a bit of a throwback feel is unexpected, yet comforting, and a delightful break from its surroundings.


As technology continues to shift and shape, some people still can’t shake the basics. Typewriters have a vintage appeal with qualities that just can’t be duplicated—their bright colors, audible clicking and signature slab font have an old-timey charm attractive to a few users even today.

Fluid & Elegant 

Script fonts come in many shapes and sizes, like Bickham Script Pro which delivers a sense of wonder for the reader. They can either be formal, where they’ll appear elegant, or informal, giving a more playful appearance. 

Bickham Script is a flowing, formal script typeface based on the lettering of 18th century writing masters. This ornate script lends a signature flourish to invitations, menus, annual reports, restaurant logos, and packaging.

Nostalgic & Vintage

Use a vintage font, such as Bernhard MT Condensed, to bring an elegant, classic touch with a hint of nostalgia to recapture the past.


Bernard MT Condensed is one of a group of typefaces developed during the first 20 or 30 years of this century, yet it retains some affinity with the organic forms of the art nouveau movement. Although both bold and condensed, Bernard MT Condensed maintains a pleasant period charm due to its balanced chunky serifs and rounded strokes. Use it in situations where you want to get attention while maintaining a casual tone.

SCORE Client│Mentor Profile: TCG Design

TCG Design, SCORE Mentor

Kim Smith & Kevin Saint Cyr

There is a quiet buzz of energy from the creative hive that is the office of TCG Design in East Petersburg. Established 25 years ago this design and marketing firm produces powerful and memorable campaigns that have garnered over 150 industry awards over the years. Their motto is “We work magic” and you can see the results every time you see the iconic logo for YWCA Lancaster Race Against Racism or take a moment to browse the new website for Power Packs Project.

In 2017 Kim Smith, the Creative Director for TCG Design reached out to SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon for a mentor and was paired with seasoned volunteer mentor Kevin Saint Cyr.

“I heard about SCORE from a friend a couple of years ago and decided to reach out to them to help me with my business. We have been in business for over 25 years but, several years ago, we had a change in leadership which left me wearing some hats that were out of my areas of expertise. Working with my mentor has helped us to develop our mission, vision and values, create an elevator speech, identify our strengths and weaknesses, and is helping us learn the art of developing new business.”
~ Kim Smith, Creative Director, TCG Design

Over the course of the last two years Kevin worked closely with Kim and her team and got to learn about her business and her goals for the future of TCG Design.

“Possessing a strong “can-do” attitude, the TCG Design team is committed to their client’s success and serves clients ranging from large corporations to small business. We focused on development of a strategic plan which resulted in a new business development strategy. The team also developed target market strategies for commercial and government markets.”
~ Kevin Saint Cyr, SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon volunteer mentor

Kim continues to meet regularly with her mentor and has an agenda for her work with him with a focus towards the future.

“My vision is to grow our business in the areas in which we excel and, in addition, develop the skills to adapt to evolving changes in our industry. My immediate goals are to add new clients and increase our revenue over the next year.”
 ~ Kim Smith, Creative Director TCG Design

Kim’s time with her mentor has produced real results for her company and strengthened her confidence in her role as its leader. She believes that this has been an invaluable experience for her as a small business owner. When asked what advice she might have to convey to other small business owners, entrepreneurs, or start-ups, her response was:

“My advice is to reach out to SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon whether you are a brand-new business or established, even for many years. They are a treasure chest of resources and knowledge. We’ve been working with SCORE for two years and we have so much more that we can learn to be the best that we can be. Our mentor Kevin has made me see that all things are possible and I’m not all alone in this.”

~ Kim Smith, Creative Director, TCG Design

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Looking for someone who understands you?

looking for someoneThat’s us. We have more than 25 years of experience of totally immersing ourselves in our client’s business. Knowing our clients’ brands, products and services from top to bottom, inside and out, helps us translate their needs and wants into clear concepts.

Let us show you how quickly we can get to know you. Give us a project. We’ll jump right in, learning all about you. Before you know it, we’ll be speaking your language. And that will help us provide ideas and solutions that go beyond the ordinary.

TCG Design has been working with Armstrong for many, many years. We know their products as if they were our own. Not only can we speak their language in English, we often complete their projects in Spanish and French, too!

“TCG Design works hard to know and be a part of our business products and branding.” — Lori Rowley, Marketing Manager, Residential Ceilings, Armstrong World Industries

Check out some of the work that we’ve created for Armstrong over the years here.

Happy to help!

power packs project websiteWe are used to turning on a dime with deadlines and responding immediately to client requests. It’s standard operating procedure around here. So when Power Packs Project approached us to create a new website and needed it completed for an event that was quickly approaching, we jumped right in with the help of our new digital hire, Bill Trovato.

Power Packs Project is a great organization that empowers families with education and ingredients to create nutritious weekend meals, so their children return to school fed and ready to learn. TCG is super excited to be involved. We were able to complete the website before the Power Packs event, and they were very pleased with the outcome. Please check out powerpacksproject.org here. Looking forward to many more projects with Power Packs.

Let us show you how quickly we can turn a project around. We’re up for the challenge. We think you’ll see that we go above and beyond for our clients.

And you can see more websites that we’ve designed here. Send us an email if you would like to talk about yours. We’d be happy to help.

LNP interviews our visual wizard Kim Smith

LNP interviews our visual wizard Kim Smith“You want to be an artist but you just don’t have time, right? Don’t tell that to Kim Smith. The owner of TCG Design for 27 years – and mother of three – wakes up every morning at 5:30 a.m., completes a small painting and posts it to Instagram while you’re hitting the snooze button for the third time.”

This is an excerpt from an article about our visual wizard, president and creative director, Kim Smith, in LNP Inside Sunday Magazine on Sunday morning. It’s all about her commitment to painting every morning before she heads to the office. We are so proud of her!

Bringing the cancer-fighting mission to life

cancer coalition videoSince 2014, we’ve worked with the PA Department of Health’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control on a variety of projects. From this hard-working group of folks comes guidance and action plans that positively impact the lives of Pennsylvanians. Under their direction, The Pennsylvania Cancer Coalition brings together medical specialists, health data experts, patient advocates, cancer survivors and cancer organization representatives to plan and carry out activities that target the state’s most prevalent screenable cancers, the geographic areas hardest hit by these cancers, and the most vulnerable citizens. 

 
That said, it can be difficult to translate the work of government agencies into language that resonates. That was the challenge we faced when asked to make a short video that describes the work the Coalition has planned for the next few years. We worked on this challenge with Lamphouse Films, a Lancaster-based production company just loaded with talent.
 
View the video and tell us how we did in meeting the challenge. Please comment below.
 
Check out other video and TV work in our portfolio. We truly shine at telling stories, delivering messages and creating excitement in visually captivating ways. And we work with budgets of all sizes. Give us a call and let’s talk about your next project.