You are about to read a story that I will not guarantee is completely accurate. But there is more to life than facts--if there were not, we would all be accountants. (My apologies to any accountants who are offended by this. I have good friends who are accountants, and they would see the humor in this. But I cannot be sure that all accountants have a sense of humor.)
We begin the story with WyomingStudel, a wild and wacky typeface that looks like it should have been designed in the late nineteenth century, but it was not. (You might at this point want to check out a note I have on the issues of anti-aliasing and kerning.)
We follow up with another in the Wyoming series, WyomingMacroni. All of the Wyoming series have thick serifs relative to the verticals, and today this is associated with an "Old-West" look. But some type books refer to is as an Italian style. It was quite popular in the nineteenth century as a display face--probably in much the same way that grunge is popular today.
More Wyoming series, this WyomingMacroniPegged. Putting little pegs half way up the stems was popular in the nineteenth century, and is now regarded as part of the "Old West" look.
Here is WyomingMacroniShadowed, with the shadow on the left. One can get the shadowing with effects programs, but sometimes it is nice to have it built into the typeface. Several of the Wyoming typefaces look very nice shadowed.
How is the story going? Have you on the edge of your seat yet?
This will be the last Wyoming face for a while. This one is called WyomingPastad and puts a more modernistic twist to the Italian or Old-West style.
This page is long enough. If you want to see what happens in the Bovine Rebellion, you will have to go to the next page.