Typodermic News Archive

13
AUG
2019

US/Canada License Plate Fonts

Dealerplate is a set of 17 fonts based on the embossed USA and Canada license plates. I didn’t do a complete set but I selected the most populous states and provinces.  However, some states like New York have switched to flat printed plates. In these cases, I used the final...
08
JUN
2019

Biondi Language Expansion

Biondi was released in 2005 and had a minor language expansion a few years ago. This time, I decided to add Vietnamese, Greek, Cyrillic and the latest monetary symbols. Find out more about Biondi.
05
JUN
2019

Better Timing

Good Timing is a sequel to the 1998 ultramodern typeface, Good Times. Good Times was techno-style inspired by the lettering used on Pontiac vehicles around 1990. When I created Good Times, it wasn’t designed with lowercase in mind although I’ve received several requests to add...
04
JUN
2019

Stencilized Kenyan Coffee

For a long time I though Kenyan Coffee would be a good target for stencilization so I went ahead with it. Kenyan Coffee Stencil includes the full character set of the original font. The gaps are consistent for each weight so it can be reliably cut into an actual stencil. The...
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...