Recent Fonts

from Ingrimayne Type



BigStripesMono is a family of four fonts designed to allow candy-cane lettering. Unlike other striped lettering, the stripes of this family are not obvious on a single letter. Rather two or more of the family members must be layered and arranged properly for the stripes to appear. It is another family from IngrimayneType designed to utilize the power of contextual alternatives.

released December 2021


Five More Alternating-Letter Families

Bihext alternates letter sets based on a bisected hexagon. It comes in two styles, a filled and an outlined style.
The letters of Bannetters are formed on parallelograms, one set sloping downward to the right and the other sloping upward to the right. Alternating the two sets results in a zigzaggy string of words. Bannetters has two styles, one with squared edges and the other that rounds the outside of letters that are usually curved.
Zigzaggy has letters on diamond-shaped parallelograms that are formed by trisecting a regular hexagon. It comes in four styles.
In Undulate one set of letters bulges upward and the other sets bulges downward. The result is wavy text or text that resembles a washboard road. It has a solid and an outlined style.
Undulated is also wavy but the peaks and valleys of the waves are at the right and left sides of the letters rather than in the middle as in Undulate. It seems to have a more chaotic appearance than Undulate, perhaps because its letters lack the symmetry that some of the letters in Undulate have.

released Oct/Nov 2021



ZoidicFun is a family of ten fonts in five weights. Each member is designed to alternate upper-case and lower-case letters using the OpenType feature of contextual alternatives (calt). The letters are based on asymmetric trapezoids and they fit very closely together. This distinctive and visually-arresting family can be used for titles or advertising.

released September 2021



Ovaltown is a geometric font family with three weights in which the letters are derived from ovals or ellipses. It does not have true lower-case letters but many of the characters in the lower-case slots differ from the corresponding characters in the upper-case slots. Ovaltown is strange, unusual, and bizarre and can be useful when one wants strange, unusual, and bizarre lettering.

released August 2021



Lopsickles is a strange family of twelve fonts, most of which use the OpenType feature of contextual alternatives to alternate characters. The letter shapes are based on a lopsided and distorted ellipse. The stroke varies, being heavier at the end that is wider. As a result, some letters are bottom heavy and some top heavy. The family has four sets of letters that are arranged to form six basic fonts, four of which are designed to alterate characters. Each of the six basic fonts has an inset style that can be overlaid to add color or to create the effect of outlined letters. The inset styles are not designed to be used alone but only in layers. Lopsickles joins several other alternating-characters families in the IngrimayneType library including Snuggels (May 2020), CloseTogether (December 2020), and Caltic (April 2020), but is visually very different from them.

released August 2021



JetJane is a geometric sans faces that is plain, unadorned, and highly legible. The family has two widths and each width has nine weights. Each of these 18 fonts comes with an accompanying italics version, giving the family a total of 36 members. It is derived from JetJaneMono, a monospaced sans-serif face.

released July 2021



Over the years I have designed a number of letterbat fonts, fonts in which the letters are made up of objects such as feet, hands, safety pins, pipes, and bugs. In 2012 I tried to make one from dinosaur tracks but abandoned it because it just did not work.

Recently I published a maze book with a maze that had walls made of dinosaur footprints. To make this maze, I elongated the footprints from the unsuccessful font. I then realized that the narrower footprints would make much better letters than my attempt in 2012. The end result was DinoTracks.

DinoTracks is readable at small point sizes, though at small sizes seeing that the letters are made of footprints is difficult.

released May 2021



BearAnark is a decorative slab-serifed typeface that can be used for some text purposes. It has moderate contrast and comes in five weights, each with a true italic. The development of the family began with a blending of two other slab-serif faces, Anarckhie and BearButteT, and this origin is reflected in its name.

released March 2021



CloseTogether was designed to alternate convex and concave letter sets, with convex letters on the upper-case keys and concave shapes on the lower-case keys. The OpenType feature of contextual alternatives (calt) does this automatically. Individually some of the letter shapes are strange and unsightly. They have the shapes that they have so that they fit snuggly with adjacent letters. The family has three weights: regular, bold, and extrabold. The letter spacing is set very tight and the user may want to loosen it by altering characters spacing.

released December 2020



YinYangMessages contains two sets of letters, those on the upper-case keys that fit on the left side of a yin-yang symbol and those on the lower-case keys that fit on the left side of a yin-yang symbol. The OpenType contextual alternatives feature will alternate the sets automatically in any program that supports this feature. The family contains two fonts. In one the filled half is on the left and in the other the filled half is on the right. YinYangMessages is a fun and playful family that every once in a while may be the ideal typeface for some unusual situation.

released December 2020


OpenBook and ButterflyWings

These two typeface families use the Opentype feature of contextual alternatives to alternate two sets of characters. Earlier in 2020 I designed several other typeface using this feature, but they alternated sets of characters that fit together such as convex and concave blocks. In these new faces the alternating sets are two sides of a symmetrical object, in one case open books and the other butterfly wings. I am unaware of anyone else who has done typefaces similar to these.

released December 2020



Ckornoments is a picture font of corner ornaments. It includes 23 designs each in four orientations so it can be used to decorate the four corners of a page or poster. Some of the designs also work well as section dividers. The Ckornoments family includes an outline style that was designed to be used in layers with the regular style, though each can be used alone. Ornaments that have flowers have be decomposed so that with layers they can be rendered as bicolored (or tricolored with the outline style) pictures.

released October 2020



Kwalett is a legible sans-serif family with ten members, five weights each with an italics style. The family is derived from the thinnest member of the Qualettee family. As members of Qualettee get bolder, their contrast increases. As members of the Kwalett family get bolder, their contrast remains very low. Kwalett is designed to work better as text than the Qualettee family.

released August 2020



Samsheriff is a legible sans-serif family with three widths. Each width has five weights. Italics double the styles to a total of 30. Samsheriff does not fit any category of sans serif but has an eclectic mix of letter styles. Like Zimric, it is descended from the lettering used in Coffinated.

released June 2020



Zimric took the letters from Coffinated and reworked them, adding a lower case, additional widths and weights, and italic styles to generate a family of 28 styles. It has the appearance of neat, legible lettering.

released May 2020



Coffinated features letters on coffins. It is monospaced and its two styles can be used in layers for added color. The letters placed on the coffins were specifically designed for this font family.

released May 2020



Snuggles began as a set of hexagons and hour-glass shapes that fit together. Letters were formed from these shapes with effort made to preserve as much as possible the original outlines. The result is two sets of letters that by themselves are awkward and misshapen and that only look good when mixed together. The OpenType contextual alternatives (calt) feature automatically alternates the sets in computer programs that support this feature. Snuggles-Lower replaces the letters of Snuggles-Regular with lower-case shapes, but without ascenders or descenders, and the results are jarring. Both Snuggels-Regular and Snuggels-Lower have light versions.

released May 2020



A few years ago I did a maze in a maze book that used lightbulbs for cells. This lightbulb pattern seemed appropriate for another typeface in which there are two sets of characters that alternate. I derived the letters on the bulbs from an early sans-serif typeface of mine, Myhota-Bold. A sample of the result, called BrightIdeas, is shown on the left. BrightIdeas has two family members, one that has outlined bulbs and one with solid bulbs. They can be used in layers for added color.

released May 2020


Eggad and Vinetters

Eggad and Vinetters are similar in that each have two character sets which are alternated by the OpenType contextual alternatives (calt) feature. Both have letters on objects, in one case eggs and the other leaves. In Eggad the eggs with big bottoms down are alternated with eggs with big bottoms up. In Vinetters leaves with base down are alternated with leaves with base up. As far as I can tell, no one else has used the calt feature in this way.

released April 2020



Hexanu is another typeface family in which there are two sets of letters that can snuggle next to one another and the snuggling is made easy by the OpenType contextual alternatives (calt) feature. The foundation shape of the families a a coffin shape and the six styles have three different ways to complement this shape. The typeface is monospaced.

released April 2020

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