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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Forgot Font Friday

New York "N"

No seriously folks, I forgot Font Friday.

Here’s a beautiful font inspired by the designers’ love of travel. Photographic images of destinations paired with a strong sans serif typeface create a unique and memorable look.

Around the World With Type by Rigved Sathe and Payal Jagwani

We intend to take you on a journey into the exciting world of graphic design, enchanted by some of the most beautiful destinations. Our thirst for travel had us going crazy with colors, images, letterforms and exploring the depths of experimental type. We present to you “Around the World With Type”, a shout out to all the beautiful places and people out there!

Fightin’ Font Friday 1

AmarilloUSAF Pro type sample

The only people perhaps more obsessive than type designers are builders of model aircraft. TLai Enterprises offers a font for sale called AmarilloUSAF. With its straight lines and blocky look, AmarilloUSAF provides the correct, forthright feel of the real thing. See also my post Fightin’ Font Friday 2, fonts from action movie posters.

AmarilloUSAF Pro—Enhanced US Air Force Aircraft Marking Font

AmarilloUSAF Pro Character Set. Letters A through Z, with alternate F, R, and Z, numbers 0 through 1, with alternate 1s, 2s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, and 9s, dashes, and 2 periods (one with spacing, one without.) Sample text was set in 100 point Amarillo USAF, with 90 point leading.

AmarilloUSAF Pro Text Samples. FT-1074. NX-01. U.S.AIR. U.S.AIR FORCE. Detail of angles: 45 degree transitions. Sample text was set in 100 point AmarilloUSAF Pro, with 90 point leading. NX-01 was set with an 30 pixel spacing between letters.

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Fenotype Foundry Font Friday

Fenotype Font Company is the type foundry of Finland-based type designer Emil Bertell. Bertell started Fenotype in 2012 and has designed hundreds of typefaces since then. You can see all his fonts at http://www.fenotype.com/font/fontpage.htm and download the free ones there.


Below is a short article from MyFonts, where Bertell’s commercial typefaces are available. His typefaces there are often script, or have script variations, often with swash and alternate versions.  Continue reading “Fenotype Foundry Font Friday”