About this font family
DF Pigtail is the result of a curious marriage of the ‘free’-form of writing with the fixed (mono) space for each character of the typewriter typeface.
In the early sixties of the last century, typewriter typography became popular as a Fluxus vocabulary. The Fluxus art movement (in fact a Dada like follow up) which encouraged a do it yourself aesthetic, and valued simplicity over complexity and anti commercialism over the conventional market-driven approach. I was educated in the mid seventies when this form of typography was still very popular and was even applied in corporate design. This particular letter has been used by my teacher Jan Begeer to compose his design assignments. More…
Recently I rediscovered this type and was struck by its pigtail similarity and drew it my way.