Felt Tip Roman (1992, 2003) is one of my most popular fonts, and the first font I ever released. It’s my own handwriting carefully digitized by hand (not auto-traced). Handwriting fonts are very common now, but they weren’t in 1989 when I started working on it. I just wanted to see what it would look like, not imagining that other people might want to use it. (Thank you, Mark Solsburg of FontHaus for encouraging me to release it.) I added two more weights, Bold and Heavy, in 2003 to create a more versatile set of fonts.
Weights & Styles
- Three weights: Regular, Bold, and Heavy.
- Extended language support for most Latin-based Western and Central European languages.
Felt Tip Roman Specimen. Complete showings of all the fonts and usage examples. 7 pages. 220 KB PDF.
Felt Tip Roman Original Art
It’s actually the back of a sheet from a phone message pad. You can see some of the rejected characters here (that “section” symbol is tricky), but mostly I went with the initial sketch.
Felt Tip Roman on “Fonts In Use”
“Fonts In Use” is a collaborative website where interesting or notable examples of fonts in use are shared.