“Grunge Typography? I invented it!” claims Chank Diesel.
Badoni was created in 1993 for use in CAKE, a fanzine that reveled in grunge music. As creative director of CAKE, Chank wanted the magazine’s design to reflect the music it glorified. Kurt Cobain was alive and miserable. Soundgarden had long hair. Seattle was everywhere. Chank’s answer was Badoni, a gritty and distressed typeface that is a sign of the grunge glory years.