Struck Dead

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A TrueType Font by S. John Ross

Cumberland Games & Diversions

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.

This font is copyright 2003 by S. John Ross. "Cumberland Games & Diversions" is a trademark of S. John Ross. This font is freeware for personal, non-commercial use of any kind. Contact me at if you're interested in a licence for public or organizational use.

This ZIP archive may be freely distributed provided none of the contents are altered or removed.

Version 1.0

  • Struck Dead.ttf
    Struck Dead.ttf
Character Map Struck Dead Character Map
File Contents
filename filesize type options
ReadMe.txt 1 kB Text File Download
Struck Dead.ttf 70 kB Font File Download
Font Details
Designer Name: Cumberland Fontworks
Font License: Free for personal use

Designer Name: Cumberland Fontworks

Font License:Free for personal use