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Cumberland Fontworks [Samuel John Ross]

Game writer, game designer, graphic artist, and the creator and owner of Cumberland Games & Diversions, b. Cumberland, MD, 1971. He lived in Austin, TX, but is presently in Denver, CO. Typefaces by S. John Ross include Guacamole Quickstep (2019), Cynocel Poster (2019), Monesque (2019), Flagstones (2018), Kentucky Fireplace (2016), Bad Guy Black (2015, an engraved currency font), Silvery Tarjay (2015), Iron and Brine (2015), Afton James (2015), Fountain Avenue (2013), Axe Handel (2013, grunge), Sans Sara (2011, geometric organic sans), Growly Grin (2011, grunge), Gelio (2011, Greek simulation family; +Pasteli), Shock Shimmy (2011), Gelio Greek Diner (2011, Greek simulation face), Rugged Ride (2010, a texture font), A Love of Thunder (2010), The Day That Love Came To Play, Unity Dances (2009), Knits and Scraps (2008), Heirany Slight (2007), Merchant Copy (2006), Hexpaper (commercial: font for printing out hex paper (for puzzles and such)), RisusLCBDingbats, RisusLCBKringlebats, TemphisSweatermonkey, HultogSnowdrift (2006), Hultog Engraved (2006), Encounter Critical, Erthe Gaming Systems (art nouveau), Tender Goliath (a heavy slab serif), Temphis Spidersilk (2005), Ten Ton Ballyhoo (2005, grunge), Vermin Magic (2005), Uneasy, Tombs of Rivulax, Almanac of the Apprentice (2005), Yemite Snow Letters (2005), Seven Miles to Heirany (2005), Bold Marker (2005), Apostate Cancer (2005), Bydee Man (2005, based on the handwriting of Austinite Brian Joseph), Uresia (2005, runic), Dragon Harbour (2005), A Kringle in Time (2004, Christmas dingbats), Vanthian Ragnarok (2004), Regal Demise (2004), Nobody Small (2004), Earwax Wit (2004), Always Joking (2004), Hill Country (2004), Barrel House (2004), Iron Lung (2004), Art Greco (2004, a stone cutter face), Powell and Geary (2004), Wolves Engraven (2003), Homespun (2003), Cup and Talon (2003), Glyphs of Hax (2003), Invader Candy (2003), Temphis Runes (2003, commercial), Temphis Laundry Marker (2012), Temphis Brick (2003), Temphis Knotwork (2003), Temphis Dirty (2005), Struck Dead (2003), Double Slug (2003), Oddbats (2003), Phaeton John (2003), Scrawlings (2003, a gothic font), FountainAvenue (2002), Pokethullu (2002), AtlasoftheMagi (2002), Skuntch (2001), Prison Walls (2002), Downtown Auto (2002), Arvigo (2002), Beccaria (2002, very old typewriter font), Cheap Seven Inches (2002), Nicotine Stains (2002), Apple Butter (2002), Merchant Copy (2006), Mexlar (2002), Eye Socket (2002), Spacedock Stencil (2001), Rutherford (2001), SPARKSScrapbook2001 (2001), Sparks ("from skeletal necromancers to doughty Dwarf warriors to Bigass Ogres to chicks with guns - and now an entire science-fiction set!"), Skull Salad (2001), The Temphis Runes (commercial rune font set), Cock Boat (2001, co-designed with Amy Miles), Marshmallow (2001, by his wife Sandra Ross), Yank (2001, handwriting, by Sandra Ross), Focal Deviance (2001), Darn Ya (2001, typefaces), Punkinhead (jack-o-lantern shaped letters), Rocket Yo-Ho (2001), Thunder Thighs (2001), Dirty Headline (2001, and Dirty Headline v2, 2012: The most successful of the Cumberland stress-fonts is an unlikely typographic hero, released as it was with huge chunks of even the basic U.S. keyboard set missing (it had no apostrophe, for example, and no smart-quotes). Why so limited? I built it for one thing and one thing only, so it only had what it needed. I never expected to see it spread across the globe on buses, TV and movie screens, book coves, web-banners, lottery tickets, signs and clothing. I also never expected it to introduce me to roller derby girls (a whole team of them!), or to hook me up with a pen-pal who means a lot to me, but it's done all those things and more.), Ninja Bootleg (2001), Face Front, Nameless Harbor, Martian Hull Markings (1999), ProtoRooftops (2001), Zarking (2001), Graalek, High Fiber (2001), LastUniform, Wolves&Ravens (2000), Wolves&Ruin (2003), Pigeon Street (2001), Gravel (2001), TheAlchemist (2001), Deco Freehand (2001), Archipelago (2001), Flagstones (commercial), Newfie (handwriting, by Sandra Ross), Hultog (2000), and Lunatic Regular (handwriting, 1999). 15 USD fontmaking service. At Apostrophic Lab in 2001, he designed FuturexApocalypse. The Temphis Runes font set is commercial.

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file name: S John Ross Catalog


file name: S John Ross Catalog


file name: S John Ross Catalog


file name: S John Ross Catalog


file name: S John Ross Cynocel Poster 2019


file name: S John Ross Cynocel Poster 2019


file name: S John Ross Monesque 2019


file name: S John Ross Kentucky Fireplace 2016


file name: S John Ross Flagstones 2018


file name: S John Ross Bad Guy Black 2015


file name: S John Ross Bad Guy Black 2015b


file name: S John Ross Iron And Brine 2015


file name: S John Ross Silvery Tarjay 2015


file name: S John Ross Sans Sara 2011


file name: S John Ross Afton James 2015


file name: S John Ross Afton James 2015b


file name: S John Ross Afton James 2015c


file name: John S Ross Gelio 2011b


file name: John Ross Gelio Greek 2011


file name: John Ross Gelio Greek Diner 2011


file name: John Ross Gelio Pasteli 2011


file name: S John Ross Gelio Greek Diner 2011


file name: John S Ross Gelio 2011


file name: S John Ross fountain Avenue 2013


file name: John S Ross Thunder Thighs


file name: John Ross Shock Shimmy 2011


file name: S John Ross Barrelhouse Caps 2004


file name: John S Ross Barrelhouse All Caps


file name: S John Ross Deco Freehand 2001


file name: S John Ross Axe Handel 2013


file name: S John Ross Double Slug 2003


file name: S John Ross Gravel 2001


file name: S John Ross Spacedock Stencil 2001


file name: S John Ross Tender Goliath







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