LYRIC TENOR is a condensed font with the contrasting strokes and unbracketed serifs of a Didone or modern font. And it has a graceful and elegant matching italic that can be used together or separately. LYRIC TENOR was inspired by an example of an analog font simply called Tenor that apparently existed as an italic only.
PASTA FAZOOL is a fun, bold, and bouncy font. With lots of alternate characters, PASTA FAZOOL works well in all caps, all lowercase, or mixed. There are two versions of the font; PASTA FAZOOL EXTRA has even more letters that fit in and around the others, as in the top lines of the graphic. These fonts were inspired by the hand-lettered titles of the 1966 Italian film, “The Christmas that Almost Wasn’t,” with an animated title sequence by Emanuele Luzzati.
BREEZEBLOCK is a bold cursive font with the feel of hand-painted sign lettering. The Regular font has sharp corners; the Rounded and Brush varieties offer softer corners and edges. BREEZEBLOCK was inspired by film trailer lettering of the 1930s.
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.”
EDGEWOOD is a bold and fancy woodtype style font. It has unique concave styling and more spurs than a rodeo. EDGEWOOD was inspired by 19th-century examples with some characters revised for modern reading. The set of 4 fonts includes Regular, Outline, Shadow, and Ultra varieties (rows 1-4) that can be mixed and layered to capture the ornate design sensibility of the period, with full lowercase and character set throughout.
DILEMMA is a bold oblique sansserif font with a dynamic inline that twists in and around each letter. The Regular font has black letters and white lines; a pair of companion fonts each have half of each letter. Set your type in each font and layer them in different colors to get the red, white, and blue effect above. DILEMMA was inspired by Sears’ 1984–94 logo. Version 1.5 includes an expanded character set and improved spacing and kerning.
IXAT is a pair of bold sanserif fonts that look like they are in motion or affected by glitches. IXAT MINUS has white streaks removed from the letters as in the top 3 lines above; IXAT PLUS (bottom 3 lines above) adds black streaks for even more of a good thing. All caps, but there are 2 of each letter for a more random feel, and the two fonts can be intermixed. Version 1.5 has an expanded character set and improved spacing and kerning.
SWEET BAY is a family of plant-based fonts: the letters are made completely of leaves for a fresh, natural feel. The Regular and Outline fonts have all the leaves and can be used together or separately. Component fonts A and B each have half the solid leaves and can be layered together in different colors to create richer and deeper effects. All caps, but two versions of each letter for a more hand-lettered look.
TESSERA is a big bold sans serif that looks like broken-plate mosaic. Separate Tile, Grout, and Deep Grout fonts make realistic mosaic effects easy, and there’s a companion Fill font that can be layered behind the Grout fonts in a contrasting color or a colorful photo. You can type ^^^ in any of the fonts to make a continuous matching pattern. If you need a matching font without the mosaic effect, please check out my Wood Shed font. If you want a more formal mosaic style—serif, square tiles, please check out my Subway Mosaic font.