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Daniel font rundown, November 2015

I love getting to show examples of my fonts. There are so many great creative people using it.

Wow — it seems my handwriting is the font for French soul singer Vitaa. Check out her YouTube channel. Thanks to Jordane Poilvilain for the props!

And not only that: the Daniel font is being used for Silver Lining coffee in Korea. Patrick shares their story:

A friend of mine in Korea recently had to move a coffee shop she has owned for several years because the neighborhood is getting too ‘hip’ and the landlord doubled her rent. She and her husband aren’t in to making profit, the enjoy helping people, roasting good coffee, and making a comfortable space to enjoy community.  They didn’t feel good raising the price of her coffee to compensate, so they left and opened a new shop in a less ‘hip’ neighborhood, and called it Silver Lining in honor of the situation.

Give them a look, if you’re over in that area.

I got a note from Joe Boyle of Joe Boyle Photography. He says:

I just wanted to thank you for allowing people to use your fonts! I’m super thankful! I wanted to send you a link of what I created with your font – it’s just a phone case for iPhones and Droids. I’m selling it from society 6….

Here is the link for the phone case:

This one’s from Claudia Hall Christian.

I just saw your note at DaFont about letting you know what it’s used for.
I found Daniel when I was wrapping up the production for the Alex the Fey thrillers. Since then, I’ve used it to depict her handwriting. It’s also in the banner – Alex the Fey.
Thank you for creating the font. I picked it because the “A” looks like a greek delta which is the symbol for heat or change. This character changes lives — in the books and of readers.

Andrea Landauer has used the Daniel font in a sci-fi relationship sim game, “Our Personal Space“, and Kitty has used it in her game, “Sabotage“.

Meanwhile, Manuela Pinho is using it in the logo for her line of accessories. Give her a look and see what it’s about.

There sure are a lot of creative people out there! If you’re one, and you want me to feature your Daniel-font-related stuff, send me an email! (Link is up top.) And of course, you can always download all my fonts from the Page of Fontery. Thanks, everyone.

Daniel font rundown

Loads of creative people are using my typefaces, and I love to give shout-outs. So here’s the latest.

• First up, Mark has a great blog and YouTube channel about language, called “The Endless Knot”. He breaks down the origins of English words in a way that’s fascinating and easy to watch. And what’s he using? Why, it’s Du Bellay, the weathered and antique font with the renaissance feel.

Looks great; makes you smarter. What’s not to love?

• Next, it’s Jenifer Brady, the author of Camp Spirit Fiction. She’s used the Daniel font on her website and books, and it gives it a campsite feel. Sit up close and smell the smores!

• There’s a new game that makes extensive use of the Daniel font. It’s called Pigments, and it gives you a chance to play with colour mixing. I love the papery feel. And look at that logo!

• Sirade is working on some manga. The blog is here. Keep going, Sirade!

• And finally, James has used the Daniel font in the logo for his website ‘Mind‘, and it’s looking quite sharp.

Thanks to everyone for using my work! It’s very encouraging. You can download these fonts for free on the Page of Fontery. If you make something cool, send me a link.

Daniel font rundown: World traveller edition

Stephan Wagner is using the Daniel font to show his travels all over the world. It gives his site a cool ‘diary’ feel.

I’m a sucker for books that use Yataghan, and here Pete Mahr has used it to psychotically good effect on his eBook festival. Get it here.

Josh Work loves the Daniel Black font, and he’s included it as a watermark on his wonderful photographs. Head over to his Flickr page and check them out. But where’s the text? It’s in the lower right-hand corner of every picture. With his keen eye, he’s reduced the opacity until it’s nothing but a whisper, easy to spot if you’re looking for it, but not distracting if you’re not. 
Find and download all my fonts on the Page of Fontery. Thanks to everyone who keeps using them, and if you’ve made something great, let me know and you might see your work here!

Font rundown: Looks good, sounds good.

Creative people have been doing things with my fonts lately that I just had to let you know about.

First, though, just so you’ll enjoy this blogpost more, hit play on this bar, and listen to soop! “Ostrich of War” is the lead single from their new EP, Buffalo Buffalo. You’re welcome.

And what’s the typeface on that EP? Why, it’s the Daniel face. You should totally buy this from their Bandcamp page. I bought it before I even knew it used my font because

  1. it sounds amazing and they are the future of pop
  2. I happen to know Stacy Gougoulis, a member of soop and someone who appears on some important episodes of my Talk the Talk podcast.

Get it in ya.

The next one uses Yataghan: a book by Tonje Torres entitled Hulder. The cover is eerily erotic, and I really like what they’re done with the H. Maybe I’ll be stealing that for a future version.

And finally from the desk of Form Productions, an advertisement for a project about our own dear  William Street. I love Perth because people can get sentimental about a street.

You can download my fonts for free on the Page of Fontery.

Daniel font rundown: Artistic edition!

More people are using the Daniel font in a variety of creative endeavours.

Looks like I’m not the only one who uses my handwriting on cartoons. There’s also Bianca, who uses the Daniel font on her toons at Pushing Buttons. They’re funny!

Marianne has featured Daniel Bold on her site ‘apnea me‘, and boy, does it ever look tranquil. Watch out — you could float away, looking at this.

Artist Michelle Abernathy has used the font in a painting. She says:

About the piece: the title is Liquid-Gold, in acrylic on canvas. I am an advocate for physiological breastfeeding and this piece is all about how I felt nursing my oldest daughter and also about some of the amazing components in breastmilk. Now that she has a sister, I plan on doing a continuing piece to make a series.

Update: The series is done, and has been exhibited. Here are the artist’s comments.

Liquid-Gold II


A depiction of my 2nd daughter, my current nursling.  The largest words describe my own thoughts and feelings about our nursing relationship, which has been surprisingly different from the first. The middle-sized words describe her personality as a nursling, as well as obstacles we faced or events unique to her. The smallest words are some of the awesome properties that scientists currently, and even very recently, have found in breast milk.

Double Gold


This painting pictures a unique nursing relationship, one very much less common in the Western world. The tandem nursing relationship. It captures one of my favorite aspects: sisters learning to love and share. The largest words describe some of my thoughts and feelings about tandem nursing, which has been quite a mixed bag. The middle-sized words describe the benefits of tandem nursing. And the smallest words describe the benefits of nursing a toddler/young child.

The Liquid Gold Series


Congratulations, and well done!

And elsewhere in the visual arts, Vincent Steenhoek shows the Daniel font in a theatrical work, where the words are projected onto the stage. Vincent was the video designer, and Alex Tintore is the photographer. I love it. Watch how the layers of type converge to make a garbled, almost suffocating wall of text.

Wow — thanks to all you creative people. I’m glad to be a part of your scene.

If you’ve used the Daniel font somehow, send me a photo or scan — email’s up the top — and you might see yourself here. You can always download my fonts from the Page of Fontery.

Daniel font rundown

My fonts are being used by some very creative people these days! Here are the highlights.

Here’s a logo that uses Daniel Black. It’s for the Red Mosquito Raceway, and it looks mighty sharp. (Geddit?) Nice work from Angela Panzica.

Ever wished you had an easy way of creating graphics in the ubiquitous Daniel font? Wish no more; the future is here. Thanks to Ryan Coons of RC Web Development.

And now a couple of books: First, it’s One Big Beautiful Thing by Marie Flanigan, cover art by Kristin.

Get it here:

Then there’s Vittoria Serena Dalton, who has used the Yataghan font to great effect on the cover of her book Unchanged: La Catena della Morte.

Here’s her GoodReads page. Scroll down for the book trailer. ¿Books got trailers now? Who knew.

For the rest of you who aren’t using my fonts, what’s stopping you? Certainly not the price, because they’re all freeeee from the Page of Fontery.

And if you’ve made something cool, send me an image! Email at upper right.

My fonts, large and small

The Daniel font is popping up everywhere!

Probably the biggest use of ‘Daniel’ to date appears at the entrance to CentroSicilia, a new shopping centre in Sicily, near Catania. Those Sicilians know style.

Notice that they’ve added a tab on the ‘n’, which is fine by me — a few people have added one of those.

Elli is using the ‘Daniel’ font on all her fine work from Tigg Accessories — those double g’s are looking pretty sweet.

If you’re up for a game, try Semblance. It’s an interesting 2d mover with text that can form part of the game. I don’t usually sound as depressed as the text would indicate.

Lauren has used ‘Daniel’ on her Etsy site kindplush, and her designs are entrancing. I like the snail especially.

And then ‘Yataghan’ has made a few menacing appearances on books, once on Empire Zero by Bert Barling

and again on the cover of Mephistopolis by Keith Planit.

If you’d like to get your hands on ‘Daniel’ (the font, not me) or ‘Yataghan’, or any of my other fonts, then head over to the Page of Fontery, where they’re all available for download.

Thanks to all the creative people who have made great stuff with my fonts. If you’ve made something cool, tell me about it, and you might see yourself here.

Daniel font: The latest

I love seeing what people do with the ‘Daniel’ font. And here’s the latest:

Yvette from Unlimited People Coaching has placed it smack in the middle of their masthead, where it looks very fine.

Joseph Thiéry has featured it in his new e-book.

And if it’s fun you’re after, try it in the new app ‘Meany Birds‘. Good reviews, I see.

You can download the ‘Daniel’ font and feature it in your own projects on the Page of Fontery.

And if you’re a fan of the Daniel font, but you want a little more refinement, there’s good news: I’m working on retooling the font from top to bottom.

But what madness is this? I’ve also added Greek and Cyrillic support! 

I’ve never written in Greek! I don’t even know from Greek. Am I crazy? Perhaps! I’m so crazy, I just might add IPA support before I’m done.

It’ll be finished when it’s finished. But I thought you’d like to know.

Yataghan: I feel so dirty

My Yataghan font has been ripping it up lately. Most recently, it’s appeared on the cover of “The Sword” by Daniel Easterman.

And it’s a featured download on PC World’s website. Kate Godfrey gives it a very kind review.

Midgley began his creation with a sketch of a lowercase ‘s’, followed by an ‘n’ that dipped below the baseline. Many reiterations later, the designer found himself with an impressive cast of characters including an owlish ‘o’ and a dagger of a ‘t’. To complete the look, he topped the font’s ascenders with a bone shape. Touché!

The ampersand is worth the download if only to experience the smart transition of centuries old weapon design into a believable text construction.

And to top it off, Yataghan makes a scarcely recognisable appearance on the website of Babylon Rising, which appears to be… a set of religious lectures?

This May, a four-night event called Babylon Rising will take a new look at the age-old controversy between Christ and Satan. From May 25-28, It Is Written’s new speaker/director, Pastor John Bradshaw, will host a timely, interactive series live from the Cashman Center in Las Vegas.

Oh, well. When I released the font, I knew there was a chance someone would use it for evil instead of for good. It’s the risk an artist takes.

Download Yataghan (and other fonts) from the Page of Fontery.

Post 900

I started ‘Good Reason’ five years and 900 posts ago, and now it feels like I’ve run out of things to say. Ever get that feeling? How do you avoid devolving into a cantankerous complaining crank? How do you keep from repeating yourself? What do you do to get back your blogging groove? Maybe I’m living and not having to write about living. Maybe that load of exams I just marked almost killed my enthusiasm for living entirely.

While you’re contemplating that, I’ll leave you with some recent sightings of the Daniel font. Very edgy, not very edgy, and somewhere in between.

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