Featured Fonts

18
NOV
2017

Minicomputer

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...
20
DEC
2006

Paltime

Paltime is a casual, all-caps font that comes in: plain, dots, hearts & stars.
16
NOV
2014

Kingsbridge

Kingsbridge is a slab-serif typeface family with sharp points on the A, M, N, V and W.
01
MAY
2007

Flyswim

Flyswim is a pencil-drawn, lightly erased typeface based on Gnuolane. In OpenType savvy applications, some letter combinations are automatically replaced by custom pairs. This creates a more natural look.
04
SEP
2008

Report School

Report School is a geometric sans-serif font inspired by student handwriting practice worksheets. Rather than adhering to pure geometry, Report School favors readability. When you want to mimic the style of...
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...
23
AUG
2014

Vexler Slip

Vexler Slip is curly unicase headliner with French flavor.
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 ...
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.
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...