Thymesans was one of Chank’s earliest fonts, created way back in 1994 for CAKE Magazine. Sometimes it’s got serifs, sometimes it doesn't. “What a weird and fickle futuristic font!” says Chank. Emancipate your designs with this decidedly modern font. Good for funk or country album covers.
The new OpenType font Shrub feels like a printed, textural typestyle, influenced by the great slab-serif fonts of the 20th century and organic, messy effects of old Xerox copiers.
The new distressed typewriter font Ollivette is inspired by a beatnik poet sitting on a beach in Mexico pecking away at his brand new, imported, Italian portable typewriter in 1954. That’s where the basic letterforms for this font hearken from. The grungey patina has been added over the years and is now available for you to download in font format.
Fly your inner geek flag with this cool new “Eleet” typewriter font. It’s kinda like a wonky internet translator that converts normal text into leet-speak, so you can exchange encoded love notes with cyber-hackers and goofy-gamers.
Here is a nice sign-painterly display font inspired by the 1920s.
Sunshine is the unlikely alphabet collision of Gobbler and Liquorstore. Chank’s napkin scrawl smashed into the letters commonly found on signage at the neighborhood liquor store. Gobbler’s blotchy textures fragmented Liquorstore’s uniform stroke. It began as a hideous lumpy thing with random vector points everywhere.
Yee haw! Send me a shot of sarsparilla and let’s celebrate a new cowboy font!
HUGS is a font inspired by children at play and explorative good-natured spirit. With a bit of a bounce and a whole lotta whimsy this headline font has a hand-drawn charm and a wiggly lightheartedness. Originally created for a great American diaper company for use in coupons and packaging, HUGS also translates nicely to the screens of modern devices.
Porkshop is a font of retro vintage flavor with a hefty dose of immigrant-influenced naive typography. It’s fundamentally inspired by an old-but-still-prominent “Pork Shop” sign in Manhattan. I like to think that this font was made by a signmaker’s apprentice who didn't yet have a grasp on the subtleties of elegant letterforms, but put his gusto into perfectly sharp serifs. While pointy little serifs are cool, the real shine of this font comes from the imaginative combination of uppercase and lowercase shapes. This unique mixture in the lowercase reminds me of an indeterminate European accent in the big city. Big and strong and easy to understand. Best rendered in 3-foot tall metal type, Porkshop works well in print and on screens, too. The Bolds and Italics are brand new in 2011.
Destructive Decisions is a font based upon the inherent flaws of human nature—presented under the guise of complete legibility. At first impression this font is very readable, but upon closer examination you'll notice the edges are fuzzy and some of the lines are off-kilter. You can read it, but it is also a bit foggy. No matter how hard it strives for perfection. This font was originally designed for a cable tv show about substance abuse, but is now available for use in your web and print designs, too.
Chankbats are the original hand-drawn illustrations of artist Chank Diesel.
This historic revival font was created especially for use in the preservation and restoration of the 1916 silent film “The Good Bad Man,” starring Douglas Fairbanks. There is only one copy of the original film print in existence, and when the film was restored for a screening at the San Francisco Film Festival in 2014 the new font was created to best recreate the intent of the original lettering in the film. It is a smooth and pleasant vintage lettering style, originally designed for use on silver screens, now fully rendered in OpenType and ready for you to use in your designs or web pages today.
Urban Circus is a big, grand display font that celebrates both the thoughtful, carefully constructed elements of contemporary urban planning and also the joyful, chaotic and magical elements of the circus. This typeface comes in four font styles which have a total of eight different alphabets that can be used together to create dramatic poster headlines and titles. Use the different alphabets on overlapping layers in different colors for a striking poster effect.
Introduced as the Chank Font of the Month for May 1998, Instructor was drawn Roger Lootine and fontified by Chank. Roger was an instructor at Art Instruction School. You know the “Draw Tippy the Turtle” ads? That’s where Roger used to teach. He also draws a cool comic called Residue.
Newercastle is the new incarnation of a popular Chank font formerly known as “Newcastle”. A consistent fan favorite since its initial release in 2005, the distressed blackletter font is new and improved. This sinister script is now bulked up with all-new capital letters, a bit of punctuation, and smattering of new crowns, griffins and other heraldic doodads.
Goth icon and Saturday Night Live voice-over talent, Nicole Blackman grew up surrounded by design; her dad and her sister are architects, her mom is a retired fashion designer and her grandfather invented clip art. “No lie, Volk Clip Art in NJ,” she says. “Herb Lubalin designed his logo!”
Inspired by printed texts from 18th century France, Millesime has a gritty grainy texture that adds a natural and sentimental feel to this stylish rusty style font.
OMG it’s got a smiley face underscoring the exclamation point! What a sweet, charming handwriting font from the wrist of an 18-year-old Norwegian girl.
A sassy skip and a flowery flair lift this particular marker font up a notch above the rest.
Now available in OpenType format for your Personal or Commercial Use.
Turman Grotesk is inspired by the hand-drawn painterly letterforms poster artist Adam Turman uses in his poster designs. Each character uppercase and lowercase has contextual alternates that can be used to give your type a more natural, handmade feel.
A fast & sparkly retro script
A hurried yet intelligent handwriting font
The Cosmic font is inspired by a Slurpee Chank drank in 1976. “It was cold, it made my tongue pink, and it made my brain hurt,” says Chank. He converted it from memory to font format in 1995.
The Aguas Frescas font family is an outline, hand-drawn display typestyle that reflects script handwriting with a lively, whimsical twist. It is a flowery little font that dances across headlines with a happy and likable good-natured attitude and a lyrical lilt.
Miss AmyLynn is the Southern scrawl of Former Miss Kentucky, Amy Lynn Brown. Like Chank’s other popular handwriting fonts Wordy Diva and Skippy Sharp, Miss AmyLynn reflects a casual, intelligent, and creative personality. This font has a concise supply of alternate lowercase characters so you can create a more organic handwriting display in your designs. You can access these stylistic alternates when you use the OpenType version of the font in Adobe’s Creative Suite programs.
Collateral Damage is a classic splatter font from the earlier days of the internet. A consistent fan favorite since its initial release in 1999, this ink-dripping font was inspired by the gonzo art of Ralph Steadman. It looks hand-painted, like graffiti. Or crazy scary, like splattered blood.
A grunge-oriented secret code font, Dekapot Deluxxe has mysterious underlines and accent marks that pop up at seemingly random locations as you type. But these morse-code-like dots and dashes are not random at all, they're simply attached to the preceding letter to make things seem more cryptic than they really are. Get it?