Unraveled is a fun font that looks like a craft project made with yarn or string. Each letter is a single fuzzy line wound round and round. Perfect for color and layering. Unraveled was inspired by the hand-lettered titles of Roger Corman’s 1959 horror comedy “A Bucket of Blood”, art directed by Daniel Haller. The film is set in a world of Beatnik artists and poets in San Francisco and is ripe for adaptation as a musical à la “Little Shop of Horrors.”
Birthday is a bright and lively sans serif in large and small caps. In the Bounce versions, the small caps have a bouncy, irregular alignment. Three widths are available for more flexibility. Birthday was inspired by the hand-lettered titles of the film “The Band Wagon” (1953), directed by Vincente Minnelli, art directed by Preston Ames and Cedric Gibbons.
HORSE SENSE is a fun font with all the letters made out of horse shoes. The shoe sizes vary, some are whole and some are cut and “welded” together, as in the original sign that inspired it. And there are many alternates for extra fun. Here’s the original sign, seen in a shop in Cave Creek, AZ.
Calico Cat is a whimsical script font. It’s like a young girl’s playful but but earnest cursive handwriting. Special letterforms are included as ligatures, automatically creating nicely linked script. Calico Cat was inspired by one of the various Hello Kitty logos.
SPREZZATURA is a fun, casual font with the whimsy of a love note and the boldness of a protest sign. Sprezzatura looks like brush and ink lettering because that’s how it started. The OpenType font also makes use stylistic alternates and ligatures for a totally hand-lettered effect. Available with and without the spatters.
ARTISAN BREAD is a set of three fonts with the feel of earnest, informal hand-craftsmanship. Each combines an “organic” texture with a whimsical approach to letter shapes and case. Available in 3 weights, Thin, Thick and Regular.
LOVE SHACK is a playful font with the handmade texture of roughly painted sign. To design the letters, I tore them from construction paper, giving them a quirky design and an irregular edge. The original inspiration for the font came from the logo for Rubio’s chain of restaurants. I loved the casual letterforms and the crunchy edge.
POPSTREET is a pair of fonts inspired by the work of Keith Haring (1958-1990) an artist whose work referenced both Pop and street art. Haring first became known for his graffiti-style drawings done in the subway, but was also respected for his gallery work and public art, his accessible, affordable design, and his social activism. The set includes an Outline and a Fill font that can be used separately or layered together in different colors.
BOOM CHICKA is a set of three fonts with a friendly, bouncy informality, inspired by a the poster for the film The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) designed by Bill Gold. Comes in 3 weights, Light, Medium and Boom Chick Bold.
WESTERN AVENUE is a pair of fun fonts with triangular “latin” serifs and spurs. The bouncy irregularity befits their inspiration: the unsigned 1950s album cover at left. Includes upper and lowercase, numbers, punctuation and international characters. OpenType features include stylistic alternates and discretionary ligatures for a more random, hand-lettered feel. An earlier caps-only version in this style was called Western Egg.