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3D Shadow

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Last edited July 11, 2014
I doubt, therefore I could be

The Clearface types were originally designed by Morris Fuller Benton in 1907. Their forms expressed the Zeitgeist of the turn of the 20th century; typical and distinguishing characteristics are the forms of the "a" and the "k." The ATF version did not include an accompanying Italic.In 1978, ITC's Victor Caruso was licensed by ATF to develop a new serif typeface and matching italic based on the... Read More

Tether even a roasted chicken

Crillee is a family of our styles that was originally produced by Letraset. In 1980, Dick Jones designed Crillee Italic. Jones also designed the family's second style, Crillee Extra Bold Italic, in 1981. Peter O'Donnell designed Crillee Bold Italic in 1986. The fourth style, Crillee Italic Inline Shadow, was completed by Vince Whitlock. At the time of Crillee's development, Jones, O'Donnell,... Read More

Humor is reason gone bad

The successful Gill Sans® was designed by the English artist and type designer Eric Gill and issued by Monotype in 1928 to 1930. The roots of Gill Sans can be traced to the typeface that Gill's teacher, Edward Johnston, designed for the signage of the London Underground Railway in 1918. Gill´s alphabet is more classical in proportion and contains what have become known as his signature flared... Read More

Never put a sock in a toaster

Gillies Gothic font was originally designed by William S. Gillies for Bauer'sche Schriftgiesserei. The Extra Bold Weight was designed by Freda Sack at Letraset Design Studio and later the Extra Bold Shaded was designed by Phillip Kelly at Letraset. The extravagant capitals should be used as initials with the more reserved lowercase, and the lowercase should be set closely, overlapping where... Read More

There is no smoking in the depths

FF Info is named after its purpose: the transfer of information. Its clean lines make no fashion statements, nor do they attempt any technical wizardry. The typeface was initially intended for use on traffic signage,and other wayfinding systems in stations, on buildings, etc. Because space comes at a premium in such situations, FF Info Display is drawn narrow; It requires 15% less space than... Read More

Keep table cleaned after dying

FF Outlander was announced as being the corporate typeface of Nippon-Jones Offworld Colonist Services, a division of TranseurochineConurb Infrasystems. The four basic weights (Light, Medium, Bold, Black) are stringently applied across the ten subsectors that comprise the main organisation and are covered in detail in Paragraphs 3544-3998 of the TCI Design for Exploitation CD-ROM. FF... Read More

I doubt, therefore I could be

The original typeface idea was outline with diagonal stripes at 45° through the characters and was to be called "Candy". This was in 1971. The font "Taut" which is based on "Candy" was started in summer 1995 and four versions of the font were submitted to Linotype in February 1996 and included a striped version. As with "Albertus" the font has only caps and is essentially minimalist.Taut was... Read More

John Roshell
Max R. Kaufmann and E+F Design Studio
Elsner+Flake 1908
John Roshell
Gisela Will and Günther Flake
Elsner+Flake 1998
John Roshell
Comicraft Design
Robert Harling
Morris Fuller Benton and Victor Caruso
ITC 1978
Ralph M. Unger
profonts 2008
Dick Jones, Peter O'Donnell and Vince Whitlock
ITC 1980
John Roshell and J.Scott Campbell
Eugen Lenz and Max Lenz
Norbert Reiners
Elsner+Flake 1995
John Roshell
Comicraft Design and John Roshell
Comicraft 2022
Comicraft Design and John Roshell
Comicraft 2022
John Roshell and Eric Eng Wong
Ray Cruz
Bitstream 2004
John Roshell
Eric Gill
Monotype 1931
William S. Gillies
ITC 1935
John Roshell
Julien Janiszewski
Bitstream 2004
Erik Spiekermann and Ole Schäfer
FontFont 1998
Luc(as) de Groot
Rian Hughes
FontFont 1995
Gerd Sebastian Jakob and Joerg Ewald Meißner
Elsner+Flake 2000
John Jones
Linotype 2001