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  • I’ve spent many mornings before and nights after work to complete my first typeface. From what I can gather from internet searches (so take it with a grain of salt) there was a tee shirt shop in Brooklyn in the 70’s and 80’s where this typeface orginated. The legend goes that an Old English / Blackletter typeface was simplified enough so it could be cut out of felt letters and ironed on to shirts and jackets of many a rapper and b-boy crew. From Grandmaster Flash to the Rocksteady Crew, Biz Markee and Joe Strummer visiting on tour with the Clash. I couldn’t find a digital version of this font anywhere so I decided to make one. With a focus on making similar replica shirts of that era - I didn’t include much for extra characters but I did throw in some alternate Y’s and T’s based on different versions I’ve seen (Do you Like Big Audio Dynamite’s “Y” or the version on Joe Strummmer’ s “C. City Rockers” shirt?). Either way I hope you like the font.  

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  • I made my “Monster Mouths” pattern available as an iPhone case… because I wanted one. If you want one you can get one here.