|Every year around Halloween we come out with a new font that fits the spirit of the holiday, drawing on all sorts of sources for inspiration. You can find our past fonts in our Halloween Font and Art Collections.
The font for this year is Undertaker, based on title lettering from Creepy magazine, the classic horror comic of my teenage years, which reached its height in the early 1970s. It featured lots of great lettering, but a lot of it is in its typical and fairly predictable style. But certain stories required special treatment and one of these with unusual letting for the title was “The Undertaker’s Model” illustrated by Luis Garcia in 1972.
The font we developed from the sample lettering includes a full set of standard characters, plus a full set of alternate characters. The upper case characters are offset so that they can kern more closely with the main characters and form the particular up and down look of the font.