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Filed under 'fonts'

April 6, 2012

Avería – The Average Font

Font designed by averaging out the letterforms of a few hundred fonts. Surprisingly readable.

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February 27, 2010

Effing Typeface

Rude typography.

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December 31, 2009

Comicraft Fonts $20.10 Sale

Comicraft does an annual new year’s day sale where they sell all their fonts for ~$20. Completely bargainous, since they are usually priced in the $100s. I bought a bunch last year, and have found them indispensable.

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November 2, 2009

Hacking with Style: TrueType VT220 Font

I can think of no better use for my new 30” monitor at work than to use this font based on original VT220 terminals at a large size.

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February 25, 2009

cufón: fonts for the people

Now this is lovely — convert fonts into VML, then seamlessly replace text on webpages. Like sIFR, but without the horrendous hassle of needing to do things with Flash.

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December 28, 2008

Envy Code R preview #7 (scalable coding font)

New monospaced coding font. Giving it a spin, but I’m still partial to Bitstream Vera Sans Mono.

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October 20, 2008

House whiteboard font

Looking for a good “handwritten” font to create some deliberately sketchy-looking UI sketches, I discovered this one, based upon Hugh Laurie’s handwriting captured from whiteboards on House: A winning combination of legibility, scrawliness, and weird obsessive behaviour by the font-maker. Perfect!

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October 2, 2006


Bitstream’s open-sourced Vera fonts, tweaked to include masses of Unicodery. Vera Sans Mono has been my text-editor font of choice for a while.

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September 12, 2006

Johnston (typeface) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Turns out that the official London Underground typeface is not, as I had been lead to believe, Gill Sans, but instead “Johnston”.

About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.