Phraxtured is a fairly accurate rendition of the letter forms used in an old German-language publication that I found in a trash heap. However, several characters in fraktur, such as the k, y, x, and S, look bizarre to English-language readers, and I have created more comfortable alternatives.
The alternative version has the more traditional characters.
SwirlityText is a fussy, over-the-top calligraphic typeface with lots of curves and wiggles.
Quidic has upper-case letters that are strongly vertical, condensed, and bold. The lower case letters do not have serifs similar to those on the upper-case letters, but rather have the serif shapes one expects from an italics style. There is an italics style to the family and it is unusual because the lower-case letters keep their shapes but the upper-case letters the numbers change. Although some Bauhaus fonts have several letter shapes that are similar, there is no other typeface quite like Quidic.
Rundigsburg is a medieval face on the way to becoming sans serif. The letters are still a bit angular and a few retain definite traces of older letter forms, but the ornamentation is gone. In addition to three weights, Rundigsburg has two shadowed versions.
Seasons Greetings is intended to bring Christmas cheer. It has a very limited character set, with all the letters being lower-case. One set of letters is white on black Christmas balls, while the other is black on white Christmas balls. The letters on the Christmas ornaments are from the typeface Cuthbert.
Typefaces with very thin verticals and fat, square serifs were popular in the 19th century for display. Hollywood helped associate this style with the Old West, but reference books identify some of it as Italian style.
Imagine that you had a bunch of pencils of various sizes and you wanted to make a set of letters with them. You would probably come up with something similar to one of these three typefaces.
In NailsNStaples the letters are made up of nails and staples. (Big surprise, right?)
The staples are not the staples one uses to join paper, but the kind one hammers into wood.
KlipJoint is a novelty font in which all the characters are formed from paper clips. It does not have a true set of lower case letters, but in their place is a second and often different set, of upper-case letters.
Originally I called this font YearInYearOutYoureInUrine, but I was told that that name was too long and maybe not in good taste. I settled for WaterCloset when it was first released, but now have renamed it with a more appropriate title.
Handana is an informal cursive or script face in which the letters look hand drawn.
The Roundup group was inspired by some of the fonts from the late 19th century, though it is not based on any one of them. Three of the four have reverse contrast, that is, the verticals are thinner than the horizontals. Unlike most of the "Old-West" fonts with reverse contrast, the serifs are not square but have an odd, rounded shape. Roundup-Caps was the first of the group to be constructed. It has two sets of upper-case letters that have minor differences. Roundup replaced the second set of caps with lower-case letters. A bold version strengthens the vertical elements so that it no longer has reverse contrast. Finally, there is a hollow version with a shadow to the lower right.
Bumbershoot is a typeface for a rainy day. A letterbat font constructed of umbrellas, it does not have true lower-case letters. Rather it has two mostly different sets of upper-case characters.
The earliest version of Salloon was what has become Salloon-Wide. It was designed a year or two before 1990 and originally called Salloon. The narrower version, which is now the regular version of the face, was constructed a few years later. There never was or has been a true lower-case set of letters for these fonts, but the narrower version introduced a second set of caps by removing the side bumps from the letters. Although Salloon may look like an old font, it is not and no historic font closely resembles it. Fonts with bold, thick stems such as Salloon invite interior decoration. The five striped versions and the shattered version of the font were produced a year or two after the construction of the narrower Salloon when the arrival of a font distortion program made it easy to cracked and stripe fonts.
This typeface is mostly composed of images of dinosaur skeletons drawn by Matthew Schenk and used as stencils for decoration.
I thought they would also make a nice typeface.
Check the key map--some of the very large critters are cut into pieces and put on several keys--this may help printing in some situations.