Struck Dead font

By S. John Ross on Aug 02, 2018

Struck Dead

Struck Dead

Struck Dead

The extreme stressing on this font is madness with a particular method, including a kind of offset "ink shadow" common to some kinds of ailing presses. It's a look I see a lot in old pulp magazines, and since that's where I've been spending a lot of mental time, lately, I had it in my head that I'd have to play around with that look next time I needed to make a stressed font for a project. The result is probably the most tortured-looking font I've done so far.

An interesting challenge was the spacing and kerning. I couldn't rely much at all on any kind of automated process, since the little bits of "print junk" would confuse any such method into uselessness. I'm pretty happy with what I came up with for the kerning, but I'll probably keep fiddling with it in future versions; drop me a line if there's a kerning pair you'd like to see improved.

Struck Dead is a full-keyboard font with no extended characters. It's designed for sizes between 12 and 36 points or so.
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<style type="text/css">
@font-face{
    font-family:"struck-dead-regular";
    src:url("https://fontsme.com/wp-data/s/336/336/file/struck-dead.regular.ttf") format("woff"),
    url("https://fontsme.com/wp-data/s/336/336/file/struck-dead.regular.ttf") format("opentype"),
    url("https://fontsme.com/wp-data/s/336/336/file/struck-dead.regular.ttf") format("truetype");
}
span.font0{font-family:"struck-dead-regular";font-size:px;text-transform:;}
</style>
Struck Dead Regular

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