A contemporary humanist typeface with a mischievous streak...
The design process for Fnord has been greatly influenced by the writings of Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea.
While sketching the basics for this typeface I was re-reading their Illuminatus! Trilogy and discovered that my drawings were synchronising with some of the concepts explored within the two Roberts’ epic story. The word fnord itself is referred to throughout the novel—originally coined by Kerry Thornley in his 1963 work, Principia Discordia, it is a fictional concept where “The Powers That Be” educate the population to ignore the word fnord within written work, yet, simultaneously it subliminally induces fear and paranoia within the reader. This makes fnord placement particularly effective (for TPTB) within newspaper articles, but never in advertising… In order to “see the fnords”, one must become illuminated.
|Release Date||September 2016|
|No. of Fonts||23|
|Weights & Styles||Five, Seventeen, Twenty-Three, Forty and Ninety-Three (in Regular, Italic, Condensed & Extended). plus three display fonts – Engraved, Inline & Woodcut.|
|No. of Glyphs||680|
|European Languages||Yes (no Cyrillic)|