(Very) Amateur Fonts

Occasionally, I like to experiment in typeface design. I'm not exactly trained or experienced, so I tend to experiment rather than shoot for something that looks professional. The fonts below are very wonky, and you can use them for free, if you'd really like to.

Each font comes as an OpenType (.otf) font file, best for desktop use, as well as in the Web Open Font Format versions 1 and 2 (.woff, .woff2). Installing these fonts locally is usually a matter of opening the OpenType file in your system's font manager. For use as a web font, I have authored a small stylesheet for each font that makes it easy to use in web pages. Simply place the woff, woff2, and otf files in /fonts relative to your server root (or, modify the CSS file to change these paths), include the CSS file in your page, and then use the font-family directive as needed.

Lump Regular

Lump Regular
the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE LAZY DOG. This font supports the full range of ASCII characters, except vertical pipe because I just realized I forgot that. 0123456789~!@#$%^&*()_+`-=<>,./'?";:[{}]\|

Lump Regular was my first real experiment in type design. I wanted to make something unambitious as my first project, an a chunky, uneven font without any complicated curves or precise widths seemed like the perfect thing to try first. I was somewhat inspired by this font's style.

Slantwork Absurd

Slantwork Absurd
THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE LAZY DOG. THIS FONT ONLY COVERS UPPERCASE LETTERS AND A SMALL VARIETY OF PUNCTUATION: . , ! ? - '

This started off as a pretty normal font, with the idea that I would include a curve ending in a sharp point somewhere in each glyph. I realized quickly that I couldn't make this work well on most letters, and ended up making a mostly conventional sans-serif font. I felt this was boring, so I started experimenting by distorting small features on each character until, despite most characters looking pretty normal when viewed alone, the font as a whole looks 'wobbly'.

I got tired of working on this font, hence why it only supports such a small range of characters. There are issues with kerning and with spacing between punctuation.