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Casady&Greene (Fluentlaserfonts)

[Terry Kunysz]

Written by Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
lucdevroye@gmail.com
http://luc.devroye.org
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Casady&Greene, Inc. started out as two separate little companies, CasadyWare and Greene, Inc. CasadyWare, which was founded by Robin Casady in August 1984, began producing Fluent Fonts, which were bitmapped typefaces for the Macintosh. The 1984 set of fonts have copyright lines that mention Richard A. Ware. As soon as PostScript fonts appeared, CasadyWare got hold of the first version of Fontographer and produced the first downloadable PostScript fonts, even beating Adobe, the originators of PostScript, to the punch. These were marketed as Fluent Laser Fonts (FLF).

The FLF series includes Abilene (Western), Alexandria (1986, slab serif family), Black Knight (1991, blackletter), Bodoni FLF (1986), BodoniUltra (1986, a fat didone), Bonnard (art nouveau), ButtonHighlight, ButtonPlain, Calligraphy (1986), Campanile (a great didone face), Checkbox, Collegiate (1988, sports lettering), Coventry Script (calligraphic), Cutouts FLF (1992, cargo stencil), Desperado, Dorovar Carolus (1988, Carolingian), DryGulch, Epoque (art nouveau), FattiPatti, Fletcher Gothic (1992, art nouveau), Galileo (1987, didone), Gazelle (1988, calligraphic script), Gatsby (1986, pure art deco), Giotto, Gregorian (1986, English Gothic style blackletter), Harlequin FLF (1990), Highland Gothic (1992), Jott, Kasse (1992), Kells (modern round Gaelic font, 1988), KeyCaps, La Peruta, Meath (modern round Gaelic font, 1988), Michelle (1992, art deco, marquee face), Micro, MicroExtend FLF (1986, like Microgamma) , Monterey (1986, Peignotian), Moulin Rouge (1992, an art nouveau face by Richard A. Ware), Nouveau (1990, art nouveau), Paladin (1988, blackletter), Pendragon (1991), Phoenix Script FLF (1990), Prelude (1986, connected script), Regency Script (1986, calligraphic copperplate script), Right Bank (1986, art deco), Ritz (1986, art deco in the style of Broadway), Rocko (1992, rounded like VAG Round), SansSerif FLF (1986, a large geometric sans family), Sedona Script (1990, connected, calligraphic, semi-psychedelic), Slender Gold (1992, script), Vertigo (1992, condensed monoline sans), VertigoPlus, Zephyr Script (1986, brush script).

Many fonts were digitized by Richard Ware, and some were designed by Mike Wright. The contact was Terry Kunysz in Salinas, CA.

On July 3, 2003, Casady&Greene closed it doors permanently. However, one of its designers, Mike Wright, writes: I believe that all the fonts that were developed by the company are now in the public domain. Robin Casady and I are thinking of putting up a site with free downloads of all of the old C&G public domain fonts--mainly as a way of attracting Mac users to see iData 2.

Robin Casady in 2003: I founded Casady Company in 1984 to publish fonts for the new Macintosh. The name changed with incorporation to CasadyWare, Inc. Around this time I met Mike Greene who was looking for a software project to do after SpellsWell. I talked him into doing a program that became QuickDEX. Later CasadyWare, Inc. merged with Greene, Inc. and became Casady & Greene, Inc. Over the years, my role in management reduced as my interests in other areas developed. In the last ten years I have had no official management duties at C&G. About a year ago I removed myself from the Board of Directors.

Some fonts can be found at TypOasis. Fontspace link. Fontex link. Font Squirrel link. Scan of some fonts. Dafont link.

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file name: Coventry Script F L F


file name: Casady Greene Sedona Script 1990


file name: Casady Greene Black Knight


file name: Casady Greene Kasse F L F 1992


file name: Casady Greene Kasse Ultra F L F 1992


file name: Casady Greene Catalog


file name: Casady Greene Alexandria F L F Bold 2004


file name: Casady Greene Fletcher Gothic F L F 1992


file name: Casady Greene Black Knight 1991


file name: Casady Greene Collegiate 1988


file name: Casady Greene Collegiate


file name: Casady Greene Galileo F L F 1987


file name: Casady Greene Galileo F L F 1987b


file name: Casady Greene Galileo F L F 1987c


file name: Casady Greene Gregorian F L F 1986


file name: Casady Greene Gregorian


file name: Casady Greene Harlequin F L F 1990


file name: Casady Greene Michelle F L F 1992b


file name: Casady Greene Michelle F L F


file name: Casady Greene Michelle F L F


file name: Casady Greene Right Bank F L F 1986


file name: Casady Greene Right Bank F L F 1986b


file name: Casady Greene Right Bank F L F 2004


file name: Casady Greene regency Script F L F 2004


file name: Casady Greene Bodoni F L F 1986


file name: Casady Greene Bodoni F L F


file name: Casady Greene Bodoni F L F 1986b


file name: Casady Greene Bodoni Ultra F L F 1986


file name: Casady Greene Dorovar Carolus F L F 1988


file name: Casady Greene Gazelle F L F 1988


file name: Casady Greene Highland Gothic F L F 1992


file name: Casady Greene Kells F L F 1988


file name: Casady Greene Meath F L F 1988


file name: Casady Greene Micro Extend F L F 1986


file name: Casady Greene Micro F L F 1986


file name: Casady Greene Monterey F L F 1986


file name: Casady Greene Monterey F L F 1986b


file name: Richard A Ware Cutouts F L F 1992


file name: Richard A Ware Cutouts F L F 1992b


file name: Richard A Ware Moulin Rouge F L F 1992b


file name: Richard A Ware Moulin Rouge F L F 1992


file name: Casady Greene Paladin F L F 1988


file name: Casady Greene Pendragon F L F 1991


file name: Casady Greene Ritz F L F 1986


file name: Casady Greene Ritz F L F 1986b


file name: Casady Greene Ritz F L F 1986c


file name: Casady Greene Slender Gold F L F 1992


file name: Casady Greene Vertigo F L F 1992


file name: Casady Greene Zephyr Script F L F 1986


file name: Casady Greene Zephyr Script F L F 1986b


file name: Casady Greene Alexandria F L F 1986


file name: Casady Greene Alexandria F L F 1986b


file name: Casady Greene Calligraphy F L F 1986


file name: Casady Greene Gatsby F L F 1986


file name: Casady Greene Gatsby F L F 1986b


file name: Gatsby F L F Thin


file name: Casady Greene Nouveau F L F 1990


file name: Casady Greene Phoenix Script F L F 1990


file name: Casady Greene Prelude F L F 1986


file name: Casady Greene Rocko F L F 1992


file name: Casady Greene Sansserif F L F 1986


file name: Casady Greene Sansserif F L F 1986b


file name: Casady Greene Sansserif F L F 1986c



Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html