Now, on with the show...
You might like this font if you are 'charmed' by the three, Halliwell sisters known as the Charmed ones (the most powerful witches) in the popular Charmed* TV Show!
Graham Meade has developed fonts since 1998, and on just about every fonts download scalper site you could find as many as 300 of his downloadable fonts. We discovered him originally as "Gem Fonts" but after that went dead, some said he had moved to "Apostrophe" fonts, but that's a parked "affiliate" revenue page now. So where Graham actually is, we don't know. Graham also created...
Somewhere back in the 1980's our kids were thrilled with the movies, TV series and toyline 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'. Thanks to Neale Davidson Fonts the Turtles live again in his font inspired by the TV series. You can find lots and lots of other TV Show inspired fonts by Neale
Turtles font page, download
Ambigrams make a comeback
I cannot remember how many years ago it was, but at one point Ambigrams became quite the rage in lettering and logo design. (Jeff Fisher brings them up quite often in his FaceBook blog.) Well, one person who never really got away from Ambigrams is John Langdon.
He developed the logo for a community website called "Typedia" which is geared towards classifying typefaces. In his article Behind the Typedia Logo Design*, John tells the story of how the Typedia logotype came to be.
Stephen Gose is a graphic designer working in San Francisco, and the wizard behind the "ampersand" blog, where he accumulates all kinds of info about the ampersand. Stephen says:
A scribal abbreviation for and. Derived from the Latin word "et." I like the ampersand. I think it is often the most attractive character of them all. This blog is an attempt to give this humble ligature the respect it deserves. If you would like to submit some ampersand-related content, please let me know.
We thought this was particularly appropriate since DTG Magazine adopted that same Caslon ampersand over 20 years ago to go along with our logo. You'll see it still graces the headers of this web site. Caslon type font was originally designed by William Caslon*, an English gunsmith and designer of typefaces. Learn more about Caslon here.
The best versions of Caslon are from ITC, International Typeface Corp., classified as an Old Style Serif. You can use this ampersand too... it's located in the Caslon 540 font. If you don't already own it, you can for under a hundred bucks, and also get Caslon 3, Caslon 540 SmallCaps and OSF Volume
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