"Dirty Headline" is a stressed font designed to emulate old poster headers. I created it, a few years ago, for FLY FROM EVIL, my crime-drama RPG.
FLY FROM EVIL remains in development as of this writing, but Dirty Headline has made its way into the paint-boxes of graphic designers the world over, appearing on book covers, billboards, shirts, movie screens, TV advertisements, lottery tickets, handbills and everything else you can see a font on. This font has made me friends, put groceries on the table, and given me the curious pleasure of having placed a gentle fingerprint on the globe.
I built the original font to suit the needs of its target project, so v1 had a limited character set. It was plenty for its intended role, but these days, Dirty Headline has more duties to answer to, so here we are with a revised and expanded version. v2 fills out the entire U.S. keyboard set, and adds other glyphs including smart quotes and money symbols (generic currency, pound sterling, euro, yen and cent).
It's still by no means complete (especially for use outside the English language), but it's now a much more versatile example of its species, and (of course) it will continue to grow and improve. Most of the additions in this version began as private commissions from licensed users. Note that every version of Dirty Headline has slightly different metrics, so replace earlier designs with care.
Dirty Headline font contains 139 defined characters and 133 unique glyphs.
The font contains characters from the following unicode character ranges: Basic Latin (93), Latin-1 Supplement (28), Spacing Modifier Letters (2), General Punctuation (13), Currency Symbols (1), Letterlike Symbols (1).
- Font Name:Dirty Headline
- Version:Version 2.0 Free For Private Use Only
- Trademark:Dirty Headline is a trademark of S. John Ross
- Manufacturer:S. John Ross
- Designer:S. John Ross
- Vendor URL:www.cumberlandgames.com
- Designer URL:www.cumberlandgames.com
- License:Free for private, non-commercial use. Any public or commercial use (including promotion for non-profit organizations) requires additional paid license from the Cumberland Fontworks. Email email@example.com for current rates, which vary according to the scope of the license.
A stressed "Swiss" headline font designed to emulate old posters and newspapers. This revised version includes several additions to the sparse original character set, along with metrics and kerning improvements, to improve the font's usefulness beyond its original design function.
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