Flashfonts is Leslie Cabarga's Los Angeles-based foundry. Leslie Cabarga is a baby boomer from New Jersey and author of The Lettering and Graphic Design of F.G. Cooper, the Illustrator/Fontographer/Fontlab resource book, Logo Font&Lettering Bible (2004), and Learn Fontlab Fast (2004, with Adam Twardoch). He runs Leslie Cabarga Design in Los Angeles. His lettering prowess is apparent in this drive-in sign for "Betty Boop's Drive-In" (which inspired Nick Curtis to make Drive-Thru NF), FontShop link. MyFonts link.
Leslie Cabarga's typefaces:
- Raceway (1995), a famous retro script.
- Casey (2007), a fat-bottomed script at Font Bureau.
- Streamline. Another fifties diner or Chevrolet grille font.
- Kobalt and Kobalt Kartoon (at Font Bureau), great for displays.
- Ojaio, a beautiful art deco font.
- Central Station, an original display face.
- The retro script Magneto.
- Neon Stream (1995, Font Bureau). Connected retro nightclub letters.
- Peace: an original psychedelic 60s font based on an alphabet copyright 1997 by Wes Wilson, creator of the classic 1960s Fillmore Poster Lettering style; see here.
- Saber (2002), a mix of uncial, Fraktur, gothic and Exocet.
- Love, a psychedelic 60s font also based on Wes Wilson's lettering. At Font Bureau.
- Esselte's Cabarga Cursiva. Cabarga Cursive was jointly designed in 1982 by Leslie Cabarga and his father Demetrio.
- Cocoanut, Grassy Knoll, Straight Light, Straight Medium, Rocket (1995), Progressiv, Cymbal Regular, Dotcom Medium, Generik Regular, Graffiti Regular, Angle, Badtyp, Haarlem (2000), Margarete, Primitiv, Progressiv, Rocket, Rocket Gothic, Straight, Bellbottom, Hihat, Baseball. Jo the Webmistress on Cabarga.
Abstract Fonts link.
Commercial fonts (small outfits) ⦿
Type designers ⦿
Type designers ⦿
Peace fonts ⦿
Books on type design ⦿
Type scene in California ⦿
Type scene in New Jersey ⦿
Graffiti fonts ⦿
Psychedelic types ⦿
Nick Curtis ⦿
Art deco typefaces ⦿
Neon tube or faux neon typefaces ⦿
Uncial typefaces ⦿
Comic/cartoon fonts ⦿