Where the “comic book font” came from
Vox: So…why does all the writing in comic books look like that? Vox’s Phil Edwards looked into it and found an aesthetic shaped by comics culture, technology, and really cheap paper.
- Todd Klein’s website — I’m best known in comics as a letterer, which I’ve been doing since 1977, working with writers like Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Bill Willingham and many others, and collaborating with a host of artists.
- Comicraft & Blambot, purveyors of fine comic book fonts.
- Comic Neue: A more palatable Comic Sans — Free and in the public domain.
- Female superheroes with proper costumes — Michael Lunsford’s fully-dressed redesigns of superheroines.
- How the 2016 Olympic font was created — “Our prompt was that the font had to be an exact replica of the letters in the logo”