Hrii Cthulhu, Goka Font Ph'nglui!

Do you love nameless, creeping horrors in the deep? Unnaturally! Do you love fonts? Of course, you do. Thomas Phinney, a veteran type designer, is attempting an unholy union of the two by resurrecting the moldering corpse of three typefaces: Columbus, Columbus Initials, and American Italic. Columbus was used for all the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game, in which Phinney played a hand (severed?), designing clues for "Masks of Nyarlathotep."

Back the project on Kickstarter for Phinney to create Cristoforo, modern renditions of these three fonts. Pledges at all but the lowest level come with licenses to use the fonts. Phinney's original work is terrific, and I have no doubt that he'll bring a sensitive hand to re-creating these classic faces.


  1. I have that Masks module for Call of Cthulhu, the first edition.  Now I know what font was used.

  2. Nice! I have been looking for this font for ages.  A variation was used on many Del-Rey fantasy novels from the 80’s most notably Lawrence Watt-Evans Ethshar books.  The ligatures on some of the caps were amazing!

    1.  Anybody know the artist who did this cover?  I remember seeing so much of it on so many SF and Fantasy covers.

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