Chank Blog

Somebody Kidnapped Curlz!
July 31, 2008, 9:43 am
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I get a kick out of videos that show personification of typefaces. I always think of each font being it’s own character, so it’s fun seeing those personalities realized in video form. Get some giggles with this Font Conference video at The video features Olde English, Futura, French Script and Baskerville Old Face debating whether or not they should let Zapf Dingbat into their font club. My favorite part, personally, is seeing Saucy Millionaire in the logo for CollegeHumor on the top of the page. Now that’s a funny font!


Fresh Off the Guava Tree
July 17, 2008, 10:07 am
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What did your typography teacher say? “Never use three fonts in one headline (unless it’s Chank Fonts and you’re trying to sell rum).” Here’s Cruzan Guava Rum having some fun with Chunder, Goshen and Gomorrah. Note Gomorrah’s signature “upside-down-N”. Cool! Found this one right here in my own neighborhood in NE Mpls. Props to The Martin Agency for breaking the rules and having such excellent taste in fonts.

July 9, 2008, 10:46 am
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My teeth do a little dance whenever I sell a Dentalpak. My joy is irrelevant, the value for you is a great collection of typefaces at a great price. Get your Dentalpak today and make some happy teeth dance.

NYT: Down with Helvetica, Up with Custom Fonts
July 3, 2008, 5:55 am
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Chank Co got a nice mention in the “Down With Helvetica…” article in the NY Times last week. There’s lots of different ways to create your own custom font, and Chank’s “Go Font Yourself!” handwriting font service is just one way to get your distinct personality into typeable font format. If you’d rather adopt someone else’s personality, you can choose from 21 different handwriting styles in the GFY Handwriting Fontpak, a concise collection of contemporary handwriting styles from previous customers who’ve had their scripts fontified.

The Tragic Golfer
July 1, 2008, 6:40 am
Filed under: Chank Art

Here’s a picture of me golfing down by the railroad tracks in Kentucky a few years ago.\