Fugu

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Credits

Designer(s)
Neil Summerour
Foundry(ies)
Positype
Release Year
2009
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Script, Brush Script
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
TypeTrust, MyFonts
Tags
alternates, brush, display, handwritten, headline, rough, texture

Background

When Baka and Baka Too did very well commercially (Baka was named the Best Cursive Rough Script in 2005), I shied away from doing rough, handwritten scripts. A few years have passed and some early sumi-e brush ‘doodles’ kept appealing to me. I initially thought this new font would just fall under the Baka mantle and just become a new sibling, but as brush hit paper over and over again, the letters took on a different personality from Baka.

This new font was turning out to be far more expressive, smooth and rough, tasty but sticky. This dichotomy demanded a new name. The rough and smooth texture suggested the name Fugu“oddly delicate while rough and functional.

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Last edited by Andy van der Raadt on December 10, 2010, 06:12pm EST

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