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** [https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/hanoded/halewyn Halewyn] by Hanoded
** [https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/hanoded/halewyn Halewyn] by Hanoded
** [http://abfonts.freehostia.com/opti/fonts-m/index.htm Monroe Bold] by Opti,<!-- Castcraft brand, not Orteil's collaborator on Cookie Clicker --> a revival of an unknown Filmotype typeface
** [http://abfonts.freehostia.com/opti/fonts-m/index.htm Monroe Bold] by Opti,<!-- Castcraft brand, not Orteil's collaborator on Cookie Clicker --> a revival of an unknown Filmotype typeface
* Severance, [https://www.harveyseverance.com/ben-and-jerrys.html#projtoggle made for Ben & Jerry's ice cream] and spotted in the "100% Profits to Charity" notice on Newman's Own food products
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Latest revision as of 22:59, 19 July 2021

A regular slab serif and an irregular one

A Folkwell (yes, I'm coining a neologism) is a neo-grotesque slab serif typeface whose baseline and x-height line have been made "sloppy", or less geometrically regular. The name is a portmanteau of "folk", connoting the irregularity of letterforms in a handmade sign, combined with "Rockwell", a well-known neo-grotesque slab serif by Monotype.

Fink Heavy

Fink Heavy, a Folkwell distributed by House Industries as part of its Rat Fink Fonts pack, has become popular in logos for numerous products. Its two-story lowercase 'a' and various other features betray its apparent origin in Rockwell, as opposed to other similar typefaces such as Lubalin Graph. The tail of its 'g', 't', and 'y' has a distinctive curl.

See also: List of products using Fink Heavy

Other square slabs

Twelve slab serif typefaces
  • One common substitute for Fink Heavy is Font Diner's Chowderhead.
    • Hey There, It's Yogi Bear! DVD, ISBN 1419873717, UPC 883929035564. Title and back cover
    • Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure DVD, ISBN 0738923983, UPC 074645428796. Title and lead paragraph of back cover
    • Bendon Little People [armies with eyebrows] flash cards, UPC 805219218334, 805219825570, 805219928172
    • Greenbrier Winnie the Pooh night light, UPC 639277061546
    • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown DVD, UPC 883929005284. title only; back cover text in Billy (sans)
  • Another is Billy Serif
    • As used in the book Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Welcome to the Neighborhood written by Becky Friedman illustrated by Gord Garwood, ISBN 9781442497412, and other DTN merchandise.
    • And Super-Duper Cupcakes: Sweet and Easy Cupcake Decorating by Elaine Cohen, ISBN 9781454906018
    • Disney Junior Storybook Collection, ISBN 9781423178750
    • Annie's Mini Pizza Bagels, UPC 013562001750, and other Annie's products
    • Martha Speaks sticker books Alice Steps Out,Martha Plays Along, and Camp Truman, included with Chick-fil-A Kids Meal. Title only
    • Poptropica: The Official Guide by Tracey West, ISBN 9780448457260. Billy Serif in body text
    • Bendon home-school workbooks
    • The Night Before series by Natasha Wing: First Grade (ill. by Deborah Zemke, ISBN 9780448437477) and the Tooth Fairy (ill. by Barbara Johansen Newman, ISBN 9780448432526). The cover of early editions of Kindergarten had used Fink Heavy, but later books use Billy Serif and regular Billy.
    • Bizzy Bear: Christmas Helper by Benji Davies. BS in body text; another Folkwell on cover
    • BabyFirst Art & Music: Sensory Wonderland DVD. Title only; Educational Values list on back uses regular Billy
    • Logo of Blossom website
    • BabyFirst DVD Harry the Bunny: The Funniest Sunniest Specials, UPC unknown. BS in title and elsewhere on cover; regular Billy also on cover
    • DVD Bonjour Madeline: The Original Specials. BS only in bold portion
    • Bendon workbooks and flash cards
  • Minya Nouvelle by Typodermic comes in several weights and is free for commercial desktop use.
    • It's used on the covers of the Howard B. Wigglebottom series of children's books.
    • VeggieTales: Madame Blue's Easter Hullabaloo by Karen Poth, ISBN 9780824918569. Throughout
    • Greenbrier Jot poster board, UPC 639277291998
    • Greenbrier Jot poster borders, UPC 639277123381, poster shapes -367
    • Baby's First Prayers by Sally Ann Wright and Honor Ayres, ISBN 9781607456179. Front and back covers and TOC
    • _My Best Friend & Me: Kato & Simba_ by Annelien Wehrmeijer, ill. by Deborah van de Leijgraaf, ISBN 9780764167621. Throughout
    • Kappa Activity Books Stocking Stuffers, UPC 088908728004. Title only

To be identified:

Round slabs

Some have rounded slabs:

  • Before desktop publishing, there was phototypesetting. In the 1950s, Filmotype manufactured a phototypesetting machine that used fonts on 2-inch filmstrips and published several display fonts for it, many of which resembled hand lettering. A partial specimen scanned by James Puckett shows the "casual serif" fonts Apache, August, Arrow, and Beaver, which have rounded slabs.
    • Digitizations of Filmotype Apache and August in varying quality can be found online under the names URW Apache, Cochise, Disney Print, Stanley, Toledo, and Vessel Shadow. Solopedia A lists aliases for some of these. A version of these titled "Jester", seen on freeware font sites, works fine on screen but is very rough when blown up.
    • First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg and illustrated by Judy Love, ISBN 978-0756971427, uses the "Disney Print" version of this font, as stated in its credits.
    • Logo of ScienceWiz, a company making educational toys
    • Logo of Hyves, a Dutch social network that closed at the end of 2013 but remains listed as an OpenID provider on OpenID's web site. Appears to use a lowered capital Y instead of the rounded lowercase y. Takes the upward slant of the glyphs' baseline and incorporates it into a "wave" like that of the Wendy's logo.
    • Wupzey! Less Mess waterproof food-catcher bib, no UPC. "Less Mess" appears in this typeface in some versions of the logo.
    • The logos of ABCMouse.com and Harris Teeter grocery stores use Sixpack by Panache Graphics, which is based on Beaver. Unlike the original Filmotype faces, which have a u-shaped y with g's tail, Sixpack has a v-shaped y and apparently slightly less upward slant.
    • Poky and Friends Starring Scuffy the Tugboat VHS by Golden Films
    • The Spirit of '43 Featuring Donald Duck & Friends VHS by Cartoon Favorites (Trans-Atlantic Video), UPC 011891130578
    • Packaging of a boy's Robin Hood costume whose name is "Robin Hood" in all languages
    • Mort Walker's byline in the comic strip Beetle Bailey
    • Logo of Pooh-Clipart.Com, confirmed as Disney Print through private correspondence
    • LeafEasy Leaf & Lawn Chute, UPC 783955520150, U.S. Patent 8,020,686
    • Liquid Ass Fart Spray[1][2]
    • Taz TV sound book by Oliver Noone, ill. by Animated Arts, ISBN 0785316094, UPC 042799316092. Title only
    • The Big Birthday Box book by Harriet Ziefert, ill. by Laura Rader, ISBN 9780394849096, UPC 079808849098. Title only and probably Sixpack
    • The Kid Next Door and Other Headaches: Stories About Adam Joshua by Janice Lee Smith, ill. by Dick Gackenbach, ISBN 006025792X, ISBN 0060257938 (lib. bdg.) Front cover and entire title page
    • Adventures in Boogabooga Land: Squid Sushi Loses his Marbles DVD, UPC 023755414793. Title and "5 out of 5 doves"
    • A Pet to the Vet by Shirley Frederick, ill. by Amanda Haley, ISBN 9780153229626. Title only
    • Logo of half pint books, the children's section of Half Price Books, and its "half pint library" book drive
    • Fuck DVD, UPC 821575549851. The Aristocrats ad at top of front cover
    • "Be Mine" envelope held by chocolate scented teddy bear made by Dan Dee
    • Badly kerned "Man Cave! No Wife ~ No Kids ~ No P roblems!" [sic] sign (imgur; comments on reddit; likely source)
    • Your Baby Can Speak! French DVD, no UPC. Subheadings on front and back covers
    • A Dollar for Penny by Dr. Julie Glass, ill. by Joy Allen, ISBN 0439322960. Title and rest of front cover
    • Ask Kermit: All About Bugs, ill. by Joe Ewers and John Carrozza, ISBN 9780307177841. Title. Later (2002) edition uses Fink Heavy.
    • In-game text in Shrek Super Party, one of PBG's top 10 worst party games
    • The logo of the Free webcomic Pepper&Carrot by David Revoy is admittedly a pointier Jester, and "The Open Source Webcomic" strapline in the press kit logo appears to be straight Jester.
    • Logo of Bone Suckin' Sauce barbecue sauce and seasonings
    • Name of kitchen in the video game My Disney Kitchen Lazlo319's video
    • Greenbrier jelly beans, UPC 639277712691
    • Playville Tin Tea Set, UPC 041226307610
    • Greenbrier Jot pencil sharpeners, UPC 639277291738
    • Greenbrier erasers, UPC 639277784209, 639277886330
    • Henny Penny by Wallace C. Wadsworth, ill. by Nancy Speir, UPC 014121981032. Title only
    • The Littlest Elf by Paul Patterson, ill. by Benton Mahan, ISBN 0307748170. Throughout
    • Dinosaurs and Monsters Doodle Coloring Book by North Parade Publishing. Title only
    • Fraggle Rock quotes
    • Glow in the Dark Sex! board game by Kheper Games, UPC 825156108710. Title only. Logo appears to have indentations on E and X corresponding to Jester digitization mistakes
    • Party Partners Under the Sea Birthday candles
    • Lollipop Toys Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 11 pieces. Is Minya also present?
    • The Big Comfy Couch DVDs, UPC 625828027093. Entire back cover text
    • Gianni's Cheeky Monkey ice cream
    • Aliens and Spaceships Doodle Coloring Book by North Parade Publishing, product code CMDUP01
    • "Vape God" baseball cap as seen on NBC's Saturday Night Live
    • "Out to LUNCH" wood sign by Rustic Signs
    • A True Friend by Joan Elliott counted cross-stitch kit by Design Works, UPC 021465000459
    • The Kid Next Door and Other Headaches: Stories About Adam Joshua by Janice Lee Smith, ill. by Dick Gackenbach, ISBN 006025792X. Front cover, title page, chapter headings
    • Rascal Makes Mischief on Mackinac Island by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds, ill. by Darrin Brege, ISBN 9781587263125. Title only; the cover fonts are frankly a mess. Jester and some western-ish slab in the title, Kristen in the byline, Comic Sans on the spine and inner flaps, Lemonade on back cover. Body is Comic Sans, as is the verso.
    • Pebble by Nicole Snitselaar and Coralie Saudo, ISBN 9781787007437. Title only
    • Mushmillows pillows by Jay@Play, UPC 840060272531
    • ALDI Gianni's Cheeky Monkey ice cream (Britain) (via Daily Mail)
    • Mickey Mouse: Those Were the Days by Mary Carey, ill. by Mines, ISBN 0307010015. Title only
    • What Do Illustrators Do? by Eileen Christelow, ISBN 9780618874231. Front cover uses Sixpack variant (v shaped y).
    • Luvable Friends receiving blankets, UPC 660168402087
    • The Donkey That No One Could Ride by Anthony DeStefano, ill. by Richard Cowdrey, ISBN 9780736048517. Title page
    • Retired Medical Records Clerk ball cap

  • Hank by Bitstream is very similar to the Apache family but with more even line weight and slightly less even shapes.
    • Branding for Allen County Public Library's Everybody Reads: Talk, Play, Sing, Write, Read program
    • Zingamino: The New Domino Game tabletop game by DYD, UPC 689076280938. Hank in subtitle, back cover description, and "Double" spaces on board.
    • Purina 2015 ad campaign Celebrate [National Pet Month] with [Purina], found here and in Meijer stores
    • Children's board books illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church. How Do I Love You? by Marion Dane Bauer, ISBN 9780545027200, has Hank only on the cover, but others (ISBN 9780545647717, ISBN 9780439673631, ISBN 9780545392150, ISBN 9780545536011, ISBN 9780545688987, ISBN 9780545350808) use Hank for body text.
    • Click, Clack, Surprise! by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, ISBN 9781481470315. At least on cover.
    • How to Be a Big Kid by DK, ISBN 9781465468581. Throughout
    • Merry Sparkling Christmas by Elizabeth Spurr, ill. by Colleen Madden, ISBN 9781402771392. Body and back cover
    • Milk Goes to School by Terry Border, ISBN 9780399176197. Body text
    • No Babysitters Allowed by Amber Stewart, ill. by Laura Rankin, ISBN 9780545239622. Front and back cover
    • One More Rabbit by Margaret Wise Brown, ill. by Emma Levey, ISBN 9781472367174. Hank throughout
    • Patch and Millie books by Peter Curry from Brimax. Throughout. Titles include First words with Millie: Millie goes shopping (ISBN 9781742485850), First Words with Patch (ISBN 9781742485164), Millie at home, Millie goes for a drive, Millie in the garden, Patch and Millie's Big Day Out (ISBN 9781742489308), and Patch and Millie's Holiday.
    • The Perfect Present by Fiona Robertson, ISBN 9780399257735. Title only
    • Poems for Babies by Lynne Gibbs and Rachael O'Neill, ISBN 9781742488684. Poems for Toddlers also available. Title only
    • Santa's Suit by Kate Lee, ill. by Edward Eaves. Throughout. ISBN 9780489614993. Throughout
    • The Snatchbook by Helen Docherty, ill. by Thomas Docherty, ISBN 9781402290824. Cover and dust jacket
    • The Three Little Pigs, ill. by Mei Matsuoka, ISBN 9781474808286
    • The Twelve Days of Christmas in Washington, D.C. by Candice Ransom, ill. by Sarah Hollander, ISBN 9781402763946. Front cover, dust jacket, and inside covers
    • Snuggle Time Prayers by Glenys Nellist, ill. by Cee Biscoe, ISBN 9780310749325. Hank in title and headings; Archer in body text
    • Sunnyside School Friends: Class Star! by Mandy Archer, ill. by Mark Chambers, ISBN 9781471143816. Throughout
    • Willie and Uncle Bill by Amy Schwartz, ISBN 9780823422036. Throughout

A similar "playful" effect may be created by taking an ordinary geometric font and slightly randomizing the rotation and vertical position of each letter. This may be a slab serif like Lubalin Graph, as seen in the Moo Moo Farm sign in Mario Kart 64 (notice the direction of the serif at the top of capital A) and the subtitle of Animal Crossing: Wild World. This was common especially before the Rat Fink Fonts were released.

Or it may be a geometric sans serif as seen in the logo of Free Software Foundation's h-node project.
  1. Lee Moran. "Fart spray prank sends six Bible campers to hospital". New York Daily News, 2013-07-26. Accessed 2015-11-24.
  2. Felix Clay. "5 Jokes That Backfired Spectacularly". Cracked, 2015-11-24. Accessed 2015-11-24.