Headless Hollow Font

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GulliverA reader asked me what font I used for the Headless Hollow masthead and the section titles. Inspired by an old edition of Jonathon Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels (George G. Harrap & Company, 1922) I found in a second hand bookstore in Sydney, I scanned in a hand-drawn title page from the book, then made up the titles in Photoshop from the letters, purposely keeping the size differences. So unfortunately it’s not available as a font … it’s a one-off! The book is also beautifully illustrated in a somewhat Aubrey Beardsley-esque style. The red fabric texture also comes from this book, though the parchment background is from another.

Touching the Void

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  1. Eldoren
    Jun 22, 2004 @ 09:32:31

    What a great looking headline Peter. Very cool. And its neat to see you found a copy of the book (Gullivers Travels)!

    Your diversions link to the RockFish from Blur is pretty cool. Have you checked out the Animation Reel and Design reel on the blur site? Awesome work and even better music!