Recent Fonts

from Ingrimayne Type

 

BearAnark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Snuggels

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

 

BrightIdeas

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

 

Hexonu

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

 

Caltric

The Caltic family of six develops the theme of PoultySign with its letters based on trapezoids. The letters fit together with alternating up and down trapezoids and this is done with automatically with the contextual alternatives (calt) OpenType feature. Caltric is much bolder than PoultrySign and the vertical sides of four of the six fonts are curved. The result is similar to some of the poster lettering from the hippie era, but I can find nothing quite like it.

released April 2020

 

Lentzers

The upper-case letters of Lentzers fit into the shape of a convex lens and the lower-case letters fit into the shape of a concave lens. The typeface was designed to have concave shapes alternate with convex shapes so the letters snuggle together and the OpenType contextual alternatives (calt) feature will automatically make this happen if your word processor supports it. (To get only concave or convex shapes, one must turn off the contextual alternatives feature.)

released April 2020

 

PoultrySign

Inspired by a small headline in a 1932 newspaper, PoultySign has trapezoidal letters. It is monoline, monospaced, and all-caps. The upper-case letters are formed with the small edge of the trapezoid on top and the lower-case letters with the small edge on the bottom. The expected use is to alternate upper- and lower-case letters. The family has six styles with two widths each having three weights. Within each width the letters are spaced identically so they can be layered for bi- or tri-colored lettering.

released March 2020

 

Yassitf

Although I have done several sans-serif typefaces, I had none that were comparable to the mega-families that are increasingly common. In August and September of 2019 I created one with 30 fonts. It has three widths: normal, narrow, and condensed. The normal width has six weights and each has italics, the narrow five weights with italics, and the condensed four weights with italics. It is a generic sans that should work for text.

released October 2019

 

SJURecord

When searching for some family history in an 90-year-old college student newspaper, I was struck by the lettering of the title. Examining it closely, I realized it was hand drawn. I thought it was be an interesting challenge to complete the alphabet based on the three upper-case and nine lower-case letters. SJURecord is the result.

released January 2019

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