The American designer Brian Strysko created the font . Brian Strysko, a graphic design student at California Polytechnic State University, came up with an idea for a typeface crafted from everyday gadgets and tools. After much poking around in "do-it-yourself" books and friends' garages, Brian created Toolbox. Toolbox is part of the Linotype Library. Toolbox is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated which may be registered in certain jurisdictions.