Featured Fonts

13
JAN
2015

Athabasca

Athabasca is an angular, sans-serif typeface. There are 6 weights, 3 widths and italics. The capital I will automatically be replaced by a serifed I when followed by a lowercase L. In OpenType savvy applications,...
08
MAR
2007

Meloriac

Meloriac is a pseudo-retro, unicase display font. An obvious tribute to Futura Ultra-Mega-Freakin’-Black and Avant Garde Heavy Heavy Heavy Heavy; Meloriac is ideal for tight headlines and logos. Squish! When...
21
DEC
2004

Zalderdash

It’s Zalderdash, the campy Clarendon. This silly slab-serif typeface uses automatic character substitution to create a boisterous, bouncy impression.
09
MAY
2014

Recharge

Recharge is a wide, square, industrial font family. It’s suited for sports, military, space, automotive, electronics and other technological themes. Seven weights give Recharge practical range....
21
JUL
2014

Uchiyama

Uchiyama is a hand-drawn headliner, reminiscent of designs seen on mid-20th Century Japanese matchbook covers. In OpenType savvy applications, letter and numeral variations will automatically shuffle for a more...
08
JUN
2010

Warugaki

Warugaki is an unkempt, disarrayed headliner influenced by mid twentieth-century Japanese design. The edge treatment is subtractive, almost like a hand-made silk screen or wax dye resist. In OpenType savvy...
23
AUG
2014

Vexler Slip

Vexler Slip is curly unicase headliner with French flavor.
09
OCT
2008

Madawaska

Madawaska is a stalwart, Canadian slab-serif typeface. It’s available in 8 brawny weights and italics. Sturdy small-cap styles are provided separately for easy web/application deployment. Two scuzzy effect...
21
JAN
2008

Pound

Pound out meaty words with beefy strength.
20
NOV
2012

Disassembler

Disassembler is a simulated bitmap font available with various effects. Kerning is restricted to full pixel increments to give it that authentic pixel font look.
13
MAR
2012

Permanence

Permanence is a retro-futuristic font, inspired by the original cover of Alvin Toffler’s trailblazing hardcover: Future Shock (1970).
04
SEP
2007

Stud

For tender moments: think Stud: the wide, slab serif cowboy font.
26
JUN
2009

Desperate

Desperate is a punk, post-punk, new wave, Reagan-punk font. It is ideally suited for products intended to be used by the elderly. OpenType savvy applications will automatically crank out unruly ligatures for 248...
26
APR
2004

Silentina

During the era of Silent Movies, stars like Buster Keaton, Mary Pickford, Clara Bow, and Rudolph Valentino graced the screen with their expressive faces. When they had something important ...
07
OCT
2009

Rainforest

Rainforest is an elevated small caps display font reminiscent of the Jurassic Park logo. Use it plain, inlined or experiment with a separate thin-line layer.
16
FEB
2019

Bitcrusher: Ultracompact Techno

Recently, I noticed a gap in the techno font category. There are innumerable wide and normal width techno typefaces. The boxy shapes of ultramodern, square typefaces are suited to being stretched wide. But you don’t see very many compact ones. While a few ultracompact typefaces...
11
JAN
2019

A New Galderglynn

Galderglynn 1884 is a typeface project commissioned by a design team working on behalf of Jameson Whiskey. In 2013, Jameson commissioned a custom version of 2010’s Galderglynn Esquire. But Galderglynn Esquire was essentially a novelty display typeface. It was a based on a grab...
01
DEC
2018

Cybermontage: Instant Postmodern Typography

Cybermontage is an idea I’ve had several years ago where I would try to to recreate a popular typographical trend from the mid 80’s to the early 90’s. Designers would take various typefaces and scramble them up. While the punk/zine look (think Sex Pistols) was...
14
NOV
2018

Joystix Language Extensions

It all started in 1976 when the Atari video arcade game Sprint 2 was developed an released. Sprint II was an overhead racing game with two steering wheels and a black and white screen and was immensely popular. There was something really appealing about the physical aspect of...
08
NOV
2018

Greek, Russian & Vietnamese Coffee

Kenyan coffee started out in 1999 as a rather unrefined (to say the least) compact sans serif headliner. The original concept was a neo-grotesque with some mechanical style elements of early twentieth century industrial typefaces. A boxy, stovepipe design with a waistline...
05
MAY
2018

Doin’ the Neutron Dance

In 1983, Shoot That Tiger Creative Services created a record sleeve for the UK single of the Pointer Sisters Neutron Dance. The design ticked all the boxes for the design trends that would continue to dominate all the way up to early 1990’s: splatter paint granite, atom age...
24
APR
2018

Not meant to be read by drivers

There’s no shape that can’t be formed into an alphabet. But that doesn’t mean I won’t keep searching for it. For this project, I designed a set of shapes that would be intentionally challenging to work with. Zelega Zenega was informed by from the shapes of...
28
FEB
2018

Spectrashell

In 2017, my cousin and I designed a hard-shell waterproof passport case. He designed and engineered the case itself and I came up with hexagonal grip pattern, the logo and metal badge, packaging and manual. Originally, this passport case had a different name. I came up with the...
18
NOV
2017

Minicomputer: 1960s Ultramodern

The strange looking numerals at the bottom of bank checks are printed in magnetic ink in a font called MICR E-13B. This typeface was developed in the mid 1950s and was used by banks in 1960s all the way to the present day. This system only supports numerals and a few control...
31
AUG
2017

Typodermic’s Raymond Larabie Talks Type, Technology & Science Fiction

Written by Jason Tselentis Raymond Larabie, known for creating ubiquitous futuristic and sci-fi fonts, has been involved with type since he “was about five years old” and was using type at that early age as well. His experience with typography, especially when it came to the...