Saturday, March 18, 2017

Triumph of the Sans Serif

Looking over the top 50 best sellers at Myfonts.com earlier this week, I was impressed at how many were sans serif.  The exceptions were #4, a Japanese typeface, #23, the only serifed font on the list, and six script fonts at #s 28, 29, 33, 38, 41, and 44. (If you check the rankings, they will undoubtedly be different because they change day to day.)

My selection of san serif fonts is shown here, though some of my decorative fonts are also sans serif (see here). None of them are even in the top 5000 of fonts at myfonts.com. (I am not sure how many fonts myfonts has--it keeps increasing and must be at least 40,000.)

One san-serif font is so popular that it starred in a movie. You can see it on youtube here.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A couple of CDs with fonts from IngrimayneType

I have had these CDs for a while but I do not think I posted about them. The first is Woven Cord by Iona. The font used is Unikled.



The second is from a CD titled Cameo: Emotional Violence. The font RedLetter is used to list the songs.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Salloon at Black Barts

Recently I was visiting in Flagstaff, AZ and my host took me to what he promised would be an unusual restaurant, Black Barts, located at the back of a RV park.
The waitstaff at Black Barts also provides the entertainment, singing a variety of show tunes and other popular songs. Usually only one singer/waiter at a time was on stage, but for one song almost all were on stage. 
I requested the Major General song from The Pirates of Penzance, but was told that the person who performs it was not working that night.

However, the highlight for me was the menu, which was limited but which used my font Salloon

Here is another page with more examples.

None of the letters are kerned, so the menu may be using an early version of the font that I released as shareware. The versions that are on myfont.com kern the WA and other commonly kerned pairs.

I have no connection with any of the other fonts used on the menu.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A new font editor

There is a new font editor available, and what makes this one different is it is on-line and browser-based. I have not tried it and may not because it only outputs TrueType fonts. See it at fontark.net.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Texas Style Beef Brisket

A food vendor at a local festival had the signage below. One of them even knew the name of the font.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

An Auldroon sighting

I found a book at the book sale of my local library that used the font Auldroon for its cover:
It is a mystery novel.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A Cuthbert sighting

I found this picture of Facebook and immediately recognized a familiar typeface. It is Cuthbert.