Snicker (2007) is a playful 1940s-style brush-lettered sans serif, inspired by hand-lettered titles in Fleischer Brothers’ Superman cartoon series. Although I used that as a starting point, there was much room for interpretation, and many characters had to be invented. Currently, Snicker has only one weight, Bold, but I hope one day to add more weights and create a more versatile family. Snicker was designed along side of and released with another Fleischer Brothers-inspired design, Kinescope.

Snicker Specimen. Complete showing of the font and usage examples. 3 pages. 82 KB PDF.

Snicker User Guide. Full details on using Snicker’s features. 1 MB PDF.

Weights & Styles


  • Ligatures.
  • Case-sensitive forms.*
  • Automatic, arbitrary fractions.*
  • Automatic ordinals.*
  • Extended language support for most Latin-based Western and Central European languages.

* Requires an application with support for OpenType advanced typography, such as Adobe Creative Suite and QuarkXPress. Check your application’s user guide.

See the Snicker Specimen and the Snicker User Guide (below) for complete information.