Clarendon Text is a contemporary remake of the truly classic slab serif typeface with a distinctively clear and legible visibility. It is a widely usable text type suited equally well to advertising, books, publications, and a wide range of corporate literature where large amounts of reading matter call for distinction and style without sacrificing readability.
The objective of this font was to try and find out how far back in the designer’s life this obsession with letters began. The challenge was to draw, from memory only, two sets of caps that recall older Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies lettering. The experiment was a success, which means that the designer’s got it bad since he was, like, four!
This is the rounded, softer version of Canada Type’s popular Press Gothic. Originally done in 2011 for a global publisher, this font has already seen plenty of magazine and book cover action, perhaps even more than the sharp condensed face that spawned it.
Fido is the official font of dog owners everywhere. Woof!
Introduced by Filmotype in the early 1950s, Filmotype Leader was inspired by speedy sho-card bold lettering styles prominently featured in automotive advertising and editorial designs of the late 1940s and early 1950s to express speed and urgency.
Introduced by Filmotype in 1955, Filmotype Keynote was inspired by bold advertisers handlettering styles made popular in the late 1930s through the early 1940s.
Introduced by Filmotype in the early to mid-1950s, Filmotype Homer was created in response to customer demand for a wider brush script expanding on Filmotype’s popular sign painter sho-card lettering styles used in the late 1940s through the 1950s. With its bold unique brush lettered forms and larger x-height, Filmotype Homer is easily readable at smaller sizes while retaining is classic pinstripe speed shop look.
At the height of the Roman Empire’s reign of power, a bunch of guys wearing baxas, olive branch headgear and lined saffron togas told a bunch of guys wearing carbatinas, no headgear and cheapo coarse togas to go and hammer the proud history of the Empire onto every worthy slab of rock, obelisk and wall out there. This resulted in countless rocky manifestations of ancient clipart, interesting stories and weird messages becoming national tourist attractions and museum dressing all over the world to this very day, which is some 2000 years later.
Originally offered by Filmotype in the early 1950s, Filmotype Lakeside was among its earliest informal style brush script typefaces inspired by sign painter classic brush script styles.
This is the rounded, softer version of Canada Type’s popular Wagner Grotesk. Originally done in 2011 for a global publisher, this font has already seen plenty of magazine and book cover action, perhaps even more than the sharp condensed face that spawned it.
Outcast puts the whole grunge font problem to rest by eliminating repetition. Here we have eight variations on each character (4 all cap fonts), so there is no more need to use the same character twice in any display setting. You have the main interchangeable fonts, then you have Outcast Pro — an amalgamation of all four fonts, synched together in one file and programmed with a contextual alternates feature that randomizes setting on the fly.
Quanta is the stencil to beat all stencils!
It is the loud bullhorn, the boot camp superior, the final word, the tight team spirit, the rubber stamp that takes a chunk out of the paper. Its letters are big and strong, and its impact is unavoidable.
Based on a specimen of an obscure and uncredited old face called Kitterland, Hamlet is one of those curiosities hardly ever noticed in the world of modern fonts, the kind that infuses a variety of historic Blackletter and calligraphy traits in an otherwise Roman alphabet. Such typefaces, what few of them exist, are almost always classified by typophiles as traditional decorative Roman alphabets. We beg to differ. We think such hybrids are fascinating enough to deserve a classification of their own. And we think today’s aspiring letterers and type designers would benefit from paying special attention to this kind of hybrid alphabet, not only because it has much more hand than machine in it, but also because it is a prime example of how to succeed in mixing different lettering techniques into one self-contained and distinctly functional alphabet.
Sailor is the digital rendition of a film type that was popular in the early- to late-1970s. The type was called West Futura Casual at Photo-Lettering by David West.
Broken is a grunge font with two interchangeable sets of uppercase. Its forms are in the Egyptian style of the early- to mid-nineteenth century, and the totality of its setting gives off the impression of a most unfortunate letterpress situation, with badly cut punches, uncontrolled ink spread, and metal shards and slivers strewn all about.