I will spare you the oh my darlings, Clementine Sketch is nice in an old-school sort of way, script-like and hand drawn, with an inline fancy flair that feels like a varsity jacket or school logo maybe. Clementine Sketch is the work of chicago resident – currently based at minneapolis college of art & design – freelance designer and illustrator Teagan White. Her website states “Her experience working with a diverse range of clients, from those in the music, fashion, and editorial industries to small business owners and individuals, has allowed her to reject much of the sterility of contemporary design in favor of an aesthetically-focused approach that bridges the perceived gap between graphic design and illustration. Intricate linework, naturalistic rendering, and subdued color are integral to her visual identity, while a fascination with natural history, antiquities, and mortality drives the content of her work.” and i think that pretty much is embodied in Clementine. Download the TTF and enjoy.
Antique typefaces can be fun, they are the origin of most of what we know today – the history of all our letterforms, but sometimes they are so hard to read and rough and dirty it makes you wonder how we got to where we are today. For a taste of some old time letter flavor, Powell Antique from prolific German shareware type designer Dieter Steffmann is a good one to choose. Download Powell Antique TTF.
Diomedez is a font from Typo5 from German Olaya Colombia – he says “Theres a friend of mine who has a band named Indio Uribe. The first named of the band was “maten a diomedez” or something..i always liked that name, and i use it for this font. Diomedez is some kind of singer in colombia and some people i know would like to see him dead. in fact, very few people (sarcasm). ja, ja.. (evil laught)…j.a.. …..j…a..” Download Diomedez typeface from Typo5.
Carbon Type, from Massachusetts based Vic Fieger at Xaviera Outpost (who also designed the fine Boston Traffic font that had been font posted earlier) is a rough typewriter font, sort of like one used in the X FILES logo. If you are looking for an old, rough, beat up typewriter font than Carbon is a good choice. Download Carbon TTF.
Goudy Bookletter 1911 is an old and authentic feeling serif font from Barry Schwartz of St. Paul, Minnesota at The Crud Factory (an online catalog of rubbish you don’t need) – they say “When metal type was pressed into paper, the letters made could vary quite a bit in their details. Perhaps we have captured just a little of that variation in our version of Kennerley Old Style.” (In 1911, Goudy produced his first “hit,” Kennerly Old Style, for an H. G. Wells anthology published by Mitchell Kennerly.) Download Goudy Bookletter 1911 OTF.