Wormwood is a new font based on fanciful lettering from the Art Nouveau period. Someone suggested that it looked like something you would draw while taking Absinthe, hence the name Wormwood. It bears some similarity to lettering styles which were popular for posters during the psychedelic period of the 1960s.
Wormwood includes a full upper case character set plus numbers and punctuation. Plus the upper and lower case versions of the letter set are distinguished by the addition of unusual accent dots, suggestive of an orientalist origin for the lettering style.