Jim Dandy

JIM DANDY is my interpretation of a font that originated in the 1850’s as Gothic Shade from the Dickinson Type Foundry. It boldly suggests a political broadside, a circus poster, or a Western sign. Later this font would be known as Tombstone and Jim Crow as it was subsequently issued by other foundries in other formats. Jeff Levine jogged my memory with a scan of this gem from a 1970s dry-transfer catalog; thanks, Jeff.

The Regular font is equivalent to the original. I’ve also created component fonts for the shading, shadows, and other elements that can be used separately or layered in different colors.

Includes caps, lowercase, numbers, punctuation and international characters