Sharktooth (2000, 2003) began as an attempt to turn Felt Tip Roman into a “real” typeface. My approach was to take the essential underlying forms of Felt Tip Roman and rationalize them into regular typographic forms, simplifying and stylizing a subset of the existing shapes. In the end, only glimpses of Felt Tip Roman remained, and Sharktooth turned out distinctly different from its source. As a text face, it has a lively texture and is quite legible. The name comes from the sharp, angular shapes seen in many of the letters.
Sharktooth Specimen. Complete showing of all the fonts and usage examples. 7 pages. 119 KB PDF.
Weights & Styles
- Three weights: Regular, Bold, and Heavy.
- Extended language support for most Latin-based Western and Central European languages.
See the Sharktooth Specimen (below) for complete information.
A Flash animation I created in 2003 to promote Sharktooth.