A 1997 graduate of Louisiana State University, Tal’s first contact with the House Industries crew came when he boosted a House catalog from one of his professors. Displaying the brazen confidence that accompanies youth, he immediately submitted some of his typefaces to House and suggested that they may want to add them to their collection. Andy hated all of the fonts except for one, Housecopy, which went on to become a seldom-used member of the General Collection. After spending a few years in Baton Rouge busting his ass doing a lot of work but never getting anything done, Tal wandered back into the House scene by designing Bullet and reworking House Gothic. In 2001, he joined House as a member of the expansive Typographic Research and Development/Marketing Division and designed truckloads of catalogs, advertisements, packages and other assorted printing nightmares. After four years of relentlessly obsessing over design minutia that only he and Andy would ever notice, Tal turned in his two weeks notice and left the factory. He now runs his own type and lettering company, Type Supply, down in Baltimore, Maryland.