Typodermic News Archive

12
APR
2019

Coolvetica Crushed

The Coolvetica typeface has gained condensed, compressed and crushed variants. While most contemporary compressed fonts have curved sides, Coolvetica keeps it retro with space efficient flat sides. There are now 21 styles of Coolvetica, 5 of which include a free commercial use...
13
MAR
2019

Soft Steel (fish)

The name Steelfish Rounded is self explanatory if you’re already familiar with Steelfish. Fonts with little rounded corners are always labor intensive. It would be nice if there was a magical “make font rounded” button that took care everything but that’s...
27
FEB
2019

Pricedown language update

Pricedown has been updated with characters for Vietnamese, Greek, Cyrillic and almost all current Latin-based languages. All the latest currency symbols have been included as well as Roman numerals for 1, 2 and 3. As always, Pricedown Black includes a free commercial use desktop...
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...