RUSTIC FOLLY is a curious font: eccentric letterforms and a bumpy texture give it the feel of artistic hand lettering. RUSTIC FOLLY was inspired by an early 20th-century typeface called “Chaucer.”
RUMSPRINGA is a bright and cheerful Modern font with energy and versatility. Contrasting thin and thick strokes are combined with bouncy ball terminals for a musical feel. And there are lots of alternate characters so you can determine how much bounce you want and discretionary ligatures to add variety automatically. RUMPRINGA PRIME is an alternate version of the font with some uppercase letters taking on lowercase forms, as seen in the bottom row, a popular mid-century typographic trope. RUMSPRINGA was inspired by an analog font of the 1960s called Spring.
STICKSHIFT is a playful but unsettling sanserif. Apparently square and controlled, STICKSHIFT switches from thick to thin in unexpected ways. Combines aspects of folk-inspired lettering like BENSFOLK with a punch-card design. Lots of alternate characters and discretionary ligatures to keep the shift quality going. Inspired by the logo of the 1967 film “In the Heat of the Night.”
WET INK is a playful font that looks like you spilled a shiny liquid and the droplets formed letters. There’s a solid version without highlights; layer it behind the first in a different color for more effects.
BAKE SALE is a fun font that feels like marker lettering. With the rhythm of handwritten “ball and stick” letters, Bake Sale could suggest a kid’s writing or writing for a kid: simple, direct, and fun. Instead of serifs, Bake Sale has little dots, like you get when you pause with a permanent marker.
Pheather is a fun font that suggests graceful feathers or plant fronds. Energetically inclined, Pheather elegantly balances frilly strokes with solid end caps. Pheather was inspired by en example of 19th-century calligraphy. In making this available for modern use, I’ve redrawn, regularized, and expanded the original design.
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 available in three widths. Version 2.0 now includes upper- and lowercase as well as separate small caps fonts. 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.