The design of 'Glorious Tefan' was half experiment and half for fun. The idea of taking the refuse from pencils, the very things we learn to create letters with, and turning that into type seemed like an interesting proposition to me. The type itself would only be utilitarian as a display type but it's still fun to just look at.
'Smithers' was also intended to be another experiment at the end of the spectrum. My goal was to make a humanist type face that was maybe a little too human, with the flaws that come with being a person. The whole time I was thinking about the type I had Biff Lowman from Death of a Salesman in my head. The quintessential human, mistakes and all. I didn't think naming it Biff Lowman was going to make the type any more attractive though. I ended up naming it after Waylon Smithers from The Simpsons. To me, Smithers, is the Biff Lowman of the Simpsons universe. He's also much more comical.