I guess when I get into a groove I stick with it. Another hand drawn, heavy block typeface of the day. This time around it’s Thunder Thighs from S. John Ross from Cumberland Games & Diversions. This is what he had to say about it: Thunder Thighs is a goofy, friendly sort of font, reminiscent of cartoon logos and the like from the late 1970s. Those kinds of shapes, and the comforting nature of huge amounts of black ink on formerly-blank paper, made this one a particularly enjoyable one to create. I drew it with a 0.8mm Pigma and then blackened it with my trusty Sharpie; the whole process was a kind of reversion to childhood. Same principle as “comfort food,” I suppose – a valuable concept in these troubled times. Thunder Thighs is a full keyboard set with a few essential extras like smartquotes and dashes. Download the TTF of the regular and shadow versions.
UHOH! Another L-font, this one is Laconic from Robbyt Woodard at WoodardWorks Type design. “Laconic is a typeface design meant to be dry, without seeming quite parched. Curves and diagonals are kept to a bare minimum without sacrificing legibility. What it lacks in design features are more than made up for in OpenType features. All the weights contain small caps, proportional figures, old style figures, tabular figures, ligatures and stylistic alternates. Laconic has been an ongoing design and programming exercise that i am happy to share freely”. The face is supplied as regular, bold, shadow and light versions – Check it out! Download Laconic OTFs.
The Takraf font family is based on the old logotype from the VEB Schwermaschienenbaukombinat (DDR) and comes to us from Jan Sonntag at Sonntag Fonts in Laroque, France. This face is pretty unique in that it is supplied in four style that are very distinct – Takraf 3d (letterforms on 3d cubes), Takraf-Block (letterforms with dark shadows), Takraf-Linie (letterforms with shadow that is not filled in), anmd Takraf-VEB (letters are knocked out of solid, flat boxes). A solid choice for headlines, drop-caps, logo designs and anything that needs a firm blocky base. WIth its unique hard angular style this could fall into a more modern “dutch” type design category. Download Takraf OTFs.
Marketing Script is a nice family of three versions of a unique hand drawn brush script from German type designer Dieter Steffman. The addition of the inline and shadow versions of this make it highly usable for big bold headlines, posters, anything you need an easy-to-read script for – this one is a great place to start. Download Marketing Script TTF.