Thursday, May 8, 2008

Font(s) of the Week: Kinescope + Lakeside

Mark Simonson was inspired to create Kinescope from Superman cartoons and then used OpenType technologyto provide a wide range of alternate lead-ins, exit strokes and alternate characters. For all this hard work, the starting cost for this font is a measly $29. Available at Veer, FontShop and others.

Mark has also just released another 1940s style typeface called Lakeside based on the hand-lettered titles for the film Laura. It also employs OpenType technology for the perfect look including three sizes of caps, alternate characters and the cross bar of the lowercase t will extend itself if space allows. Lakeside starts at $39 and is available through Fonthaus and other vendors.

Check Mark's website for more information and to view pdf user's guides for both faces.

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