Contents of the DOWNWIND.TXT file
AUG 1 1991
Notes on LORVAD(R) (formerly Printers Devil) fonts:
OxNard is an outline shadow font with irregular sizing
and erratic baselines. As a display font it works at 25 pts
or larger. Sizes above 50 pts are preferable. Caps only.
Not kerned. ShareWare $10
DownWind is a semi psychedelic calligraphic font.
Works at 20 pts or larger. Nice for posters. Contains
upper & lower case and numbers. Not kerned. ShareWare $10
BellBottom is a display font evocative of '60's poster
art. Try it at 24 points or larger. Looks best at 40 pts
or larger. Contains upper & lower case, numbers and a few
special characters. Not kerned.Shareware $10.
Medusa is based on the familiar Art Nouveau font
Broklin. It's a display font that looks great at 12 points
or larger. About 170 characters and 100 kerning pairs are
defined. ShareWare $10
LoopDeLoop is a fun display font. Its uppercase
characters are based on the font Bee Line. They have a
stroked effect simulating a continuous line, looped to
create each character. The lowercase characters are a
solid variation on the shape of the uppercase. This set
contains only about sixty characters. There is minimal
kerning. Looks nice as an opening decorative capital.
Albatross is a text body font with a moderately short
x-height. The relative point size is a bit small (i.e. 14
point is closer to what most people would consider 12
point). It contains all the regular characters and many
special characters. Shareware $10.
Judas is a display font patterned on Adobe wood type
Ironwood. It contains only caps, numbers, and a few
special characters. It seems to look best at 16 points or
larger. Very interesting negative space It is
shareware-$10 (or thirty silver dollars if you want us to
LORVAD fonts include: Bodidly Bold, Oswald Black,
Oswald Grey, BlackForest, InkaBod, CartWright, Judas,
Albatross, LoopDeLoop, Medusa, BellBottom, DownWind and
These fonts are NOT demos. Unless noted they contain
all the regular alphanumeric characters. Most contain an
assortment of special characters. Fonts contain
``hinting''; usually over one hundred kerning pairs are
defined. AFM files are included for kerned fonts. Bodidly
Bold, Oswald Black, Blackforest, Inkabod, CartWright,
Judas, Albatross, LoopDeLoop, Medusa, Bellbottom, DownWind,
and Oxnard are type 1 PostScript fonts and may also be used
with ATM on non-PostScript printers. Oswald Grey, a type 3
font, may only be used on PostScript printers. It has an
80% grey fill with a black border.
Bodidly Bold and Oswald Black look great in small or
large sizes. I'd recommend using Oswald Grey at 24 points
BlackForest and Inkabod are designed without any
curves. With one or two exceptions all angles are
multiples of 45 degrees. BlackForest has an old world
German feel. It seems to look best about 24 points.
InkaBod is based on the bitmapped font Nordic. On the
LaserWriter it looks great at 14 points and above. On the
ImageWriter, try it at 18 points and larger.
CartWright is inspired by the Adobe wood type
Ponderosa font. It contains only the basic 90+ characters.
The bitmap screenfonts are just your basic
Fontographer-generated characters with minimal touchup.
With ATM on the market I'd rather spend my time polishing
up the PostScript file than slaving over an archaic bitmap
LORVAD(R) fonts are distributed in the spirit of
shareware. Try them out for a month. If you decide to
keep any of these fonts you are required to send a $10 per
font registration fee to:
Easton Md 21601
Please indicate what font(s) you are registering and where
you found them. Maryland residents should include 5% sales
These products may be distributed freely as long as
the following conditions are met: The files may not be
modified and this notice must be included with each font or
group of LORVAD(R) fonts; Fonts may be included on
collections of Public Domain and Shareware disks providing
that no more than $10 is charged for the disk.
Distribution by electronic BBS is allowed.
If you paid for a disk with any of these fonts you are
still required to send in your registration fee if you
decide to keep them.
The Bottom Line: We will continue to release laser fonts
in a non-crippled format as long as there is a fair
response to the registration fee.