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 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

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.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Working on font posters

For the past couple months I have been working on font posters for

There are two types of images that myfonts recommends to help display a typeface. One is a font flag, which originally was supposed to be 200 by 200 pixels but now, because of retina displays, should be 400 by 400 pixels. The other type is a font poster, a larger image that is twice as wide as tall. Originally they were supposed to be 720 by 360 pixels, but now the recommended size is 1440 by 720.

My toolbox for creating these images is rather limited, but I have been able to supply at least one for over 80% of my font families. One of my favorites is below, a display for an almost illegible set of typefaces called Flag Day.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A couple of new fonts

As a byproduct of designing a number of maze books, I ended up with a lot of tessellation patterns. I used them to design two packages of fonts that are now available on Tescellations is a set of fonts that are composed of letter forms that tessellate.

Included in the package is one font that lets you easily make letter tessellation patterns. Simply type a bit of text with one character, such as:


then format it with TescellationsPatterns and make sure that the font size and line spacing are set to the same value.

Why stop at letter tessellations? TessieDingie contains two typefaces that allow one to make tessellation patterns. One contains abstract shapes and the other contains shapes that resemble birds, insects, tools, vehicles, and other objects from everyday life.

For more information, follow the links and check them out at