#268, New Haven, CT
Gothic fonts are very near and dear to my heart. A childhood fascination with Olde English gradually developed into an out-and-out obsession with the dark and ornate typefaces. In fact, the only thing potentially better than a good Gothy font is the good Gothy font's name. There can only be one Olde English, of course, but plenty of other spin-offs exist and they need names, too. Enter the other playas: English Towne, Lucida Blackletter, Middle Saxony Text, Kingthings Spike, Xenippa, Blackwood Castle, Prince Valiant, Sketched Cassius Broken. Incidentally, I've always longed to use Lucida Blackletter as a nom de plume. With a parade of names like this, I can easily see entire operas being played out. But I do wish I could come up with the perfect name for this lovely Gothic hand-painted font where the number 8 resembles a Pokemon character.