Flesh-Free Font Friday


A classic Halloween visual. Here’s a skeleton font from a new-to-me source: home machine embroidery. How the embroidery works: you install software from a website or disk and it tells your home embroidery machine—your enhanced sewing machine or dedicated device—how to make the letterforms or designs. This alphabet was developed by trishsthreads.com and is available here in several embroidery machine formats and two sizes for $7.99. You can contact trishsthreads at pschmiedl@q.com.

NOTE: I’m showing these letters for viewing purposes only. Please don’t use them for online or print purposes.

Here’s the font in action:

tote bag with "Trish" embroidery


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Flesh Font Friday (NSFW)

Full alphabet

From designboom:

a series of ethereal photographs by greek artist anastasia mastrakouli utilizes the nude human form to highlight the dialectical relationship between anatomy and visual art. each image is the product of an experimental performance, rendered as a composition of a silhouette and surface while conforming to the shape of the english alphabet. cut off from its physical nature, the corporeal becomes an abstracted imprint of a letter.

naked silhouette alphabet by anastasia mastrakouli

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‘F is for The Flash’ Font Friday

A is for Captain America

Alphabet created by Simon Koay, from SimonKoay.com:


‘Superbet’ is a typographic exploration of alphabet design by reimagining each letter of the alphabet as everyone’s favourite superheroes and supervillains. Each letter has been created with inspiration from characters who share that same initial in their name.These would be great for kids, or as CNet put it, “perfect for any bedroom wall or pinned up at a School for Gifted Youngsters.
Prints available at Society 6Simon Koay "Superbet"

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Flash Font Friday

"Mom and Dad" tattoo

Typefaces in tattoos, flash or custom, fall into two main groups: block capitals with thick, filled-in verticals and/or mid-height serifs, or swooping, unreadable script. Most type in knuckle tattoos and banners is in the former camp; most type in large back and chest tattoos in the latter. See my blog post Foot Font Friday for script tattoos on feet.

Some examples:

"Ride Free" knuckle tattoo

Another classic:

"Mom and Dad" tattoo

Others range from the unconventional…

"Bookworm" knuckle tattoo

…to the insufferable:

"Born Poet" knuckle tattoo

Kind of a hybrid between capitals and script:

"Patience" knuckle tattoo

A few examples of script:

"Rodriguez" back tattoo

This  says “Memories Over Material.” Honest.

"Memories Over Material" chest tattoo

No idea what this one says. Let me know if you do.

No idea what this says

And this one which is totally awesome. You figure it out.

"Art & Science" which reads "Philosophy" upside down

You also get anomalous typefaces such as this:

"Thug Life" knuckle tattoo

and this:

"I love beards" knuckle tattoo

and this:

"I heart Zombies"

And of course some goddamn designer had to go and get this piece proclaiming their love for their favorite typeface. It’s set in Helvetica, naturally.

"I love Helvetica" tattoo