Hi! Thanks for reading my fonts Info file.

My currently available fonts and those in development are, in no particular order:

1. Kingthings Calligraphica
2. Kingthings Calligraphica Italic
3. Kingthings Calligraphica Light
4. Kingthings Xander
5. Kingthings Xander Outline
6. Kingthings Gothique
7. Kingthings Petrock
8. Kingthings Petrock Light
9. Kingthings Organica
10. Kingthings Hand
11. Kingthings Hand Light
12. Kingthings Kelltika
13. Kingthings Italique
14. Kingthings Chimaera
15. Kingthings Sans
16. Kingthings Whizzbang
17. Kingthings Annex
18. Kingthings Flourishes
19. Kingthings Linear K
20. Kingthings Printingkit
21. Kingthings Spike
22. Kingthings Trypewriter
23. Kingthings Wrote
24. Kingthings Xstitch
25. Kingthings Flashbang
26. Kingthings Poppalok
27. Kingthings Embroidery
28. Kingthings Wrote
29. Kingthings Facetype
30. Kingthings Extortion
32. Kingthings Lupineless
33. Kingthings Willow
34. Kingthings Christmas
35. Kingthings Lupine
36. Kingthings Willowless
37. Kingthings Piquenmeex
38. Kingthings Spikeless
39. Kingthings Exeter
40. Kingthings Gutenberg
41. Kingthings Clarity
42. Kingthings Versalis

Below, you will find some thoughts and information on my fonts. In no particular order they are...

Kingthings Extortion

This font has taken a while to get right - I felt that a supposed ransom note should at least try to look a little random - as if torn out and pastiched - hence no upper or lower case as such, just letters to interchange. I think it works OK.


Kingthings Exeter

I wanted to make a really simple pen built font with no serifs, as usual, the simpler the font, the more work it took to get it right. It's named for where I live, it was about time.


Kingthings Clarity

Many moons ago, I had an email asking me if I had thought of making a Dyslexia font - one where letters aren't easily confused

Kingthings Lupine and Lupineless

I love fantasy writing and my favourite author is Terry Pratchett. In Reaper man, my favourite book, there is a werewolf character called Lupine, I wanted to make a font for him and for Ludmilla... It's a long story, it's a hairy font


Kingthings Willow and Willowless

I made a font for Xander and one for Spike, Buffy has her own (available on the web and called Buffied), So I thought it was time I made one for the Character Willow. If all this means nothing to you, I am a Buffy the vampire slayer fan... 'Nuff said I think.
These fonts are both the same - with embellishments in Willow, making it possible to use both the fonts without complete madness setting in. They were originally designed to look like a sheaf of willow wands - it was all a bit too much so I formalised them to these simpler forms


Kingthings Facetype

I made this font having thought of the name - maybe not the usual way to go about font design. It is based upon Kingthings Exeter and can be used to embellish that font or just as decorated capitals. I enjoyed making this font and it was one of the quickest to do - i just got completely absorbed by the project. I hope you enjoy this daft font!


Kingthings Spike and Spikeless

Are the most intractable faces that I have worked with (until I started Wrote!) I made them originally because Buffy has her own font - (find it on the web called 'Buffied') - I made one for Xander - Spike is another small tribute to a fabulous show. Spikeless makes Spike more useable because if you want to actually need to be able to read the lettering, Spike can be a little over the top.


Kingthings Trypewriter

Is taken from my old typewriter that now sits dusty unrepentant and snarling under the bed whilst various forms of word processor come and go - yes it is getting on for 90 years old, yes the sticky ribbons give me black fingers and spludgy letters. I love it - now you can share... You don’t get the grumbling, swearing or bruised fingers though.


Kingthings Printing Kit

I had one as a child - Red rubber letters, and ink that was extremely unforgiving - Oooo she did get cross! Anyway, it was called 'The John Bull Printing Set' and I spent hours losing the letters, cutting fingers on sharp tweezers and trying, surreptitiously, to get the ink off the priceless antique lace tablecloth - sometimes I think I even printed things with it!
- This is a small homage. Oh and I like deconstruction too...


Kingthings Wrote

After making Kingthings Hand - which was supposed to be informal and flowing - and turned out completely different - they do that, fonts, like wayward children; I wanted to make a font of my handwriting that I could use for notes - I tried once before and came up with Kingthings hand which was far too stiff - I had considerable problems getting this one to work - as ever the more free and flowing a font needs to be, the more formal work it takes to make it useable. I’m still learning.


Kingthings Annex

Obviously based on Kingthings Organica. Annex Lives in the Annex and signs everything Annex, She is a real Earth Mother type - bless her, and constantly plants, fails to water and swears at, and then paints and draws flowers. I love her deeply - so this font is for her.


Kingthings Calligraphica Italic

This is based on Kingthings Calligraphica, I don't like the way that some fonts turn out when 'italicised' by word et al, so I thought that I would make a 'real' italic - it took more doing than I thought it would.


Kingthings Calligraphica Light.

It is based on Kingthings Calligraphica. I made it because people feeding back from my website and from using my fonts asked for a lighter version - in much the same way as Petrock Light came about in fact! Also I have noticed that my 'normal' weight fonts tend to be on the heavy side - so Light!


Kingthings Calligraphica

is based on calligraphic lettering hands which I learned at school - a bit of a confusion of different forms that I liked. I now use this letterform for most of the hand calligraphy that I still produce - just works for me - never can remember the uppercase 'N' though...


Kingthings Flourishes

This is not a font, it was made to go with my fonts Petrock and Calligraphica - you will need to use a graphics program like Serif Page/Draw Plus or Paint Shop Pro (etc) to use it - oh, and character map - to see which flourish is which - as they are mapped to random letters - no I don't know which ones!


Kingthings Gothique.

Is based on Kingthings Xander, again it was Anne's prompting that led to this font, she said
"You know, I can't find any fonts that are really different" to use for my Oxfam posters (although a little of this font goes a long way!) Finally I was very pleased with this font, one of my favourites.


Kingthings Hand and Hand Light

This is based, arrogantly on my own hand writing, when writing up course notes, I thought – hmm, could use voice recognition and a handwriting font... sad really. Then it got sadder 'cos I was asked for something not so bold - although the light version may end up as the normal weight - later!


Kingthings Italique.

Again this is based on a calligraphic hand that I evolved from those I learned at school. I wanted to do this one just for me as I like the spiky look of it when set as solid text.


Kingthings Kelltika.

This is based on characters from the Book of Kells and other calligraphic works. I wanted to make a font based on these letter forms for a long time - it has taken me a while to get it right and I'm afraid that it is subject to change at a whim - as are all my fonts! There are no real capital letters in the documents that I have been working from, so I have, as there, enlarged the lower case, dropped the base line and decorated them. The decorations really need to be larger than 36pt to show up.


Kingthings Linear K.

I wanted to make a font with the simplest possible forms that I could use over and over again in font creator - like stick drawings - just lines, hence linear. I may come back to it - haven’t really worked out where I want it to go - and it hasn’t expressed a preference... Looks nasty though which is always a start!


Kingthings Organica.

Was originally developed at Art College in 1981 - at the time it was called Roxanne and was hand drawn at an X height of about 4 inches – took weeks and weeks! Fun though. Finally made into a proper font – sorry to all those who downloaded it before I had tidied it up - but then I do change all of them at a mere whim...


Kingthings Petrock and Petrock Light.

These are based on a labelling face I found used in a tiny city church in central Exeter - it was in a display case regarding bell ringing. The light font was designed to make Kingthings Petrock more useable, and may end up as an Italic too. It has had some modification to make it suitable as a Windows font but retains most of the flavour of the original.


Kingthings Sans.

I made this font because I fancied designing a font that was definitely Sans Serif but had fiddly bits and was more decorative. It is based on Kingthings Hand. Yes, I agree, it is peculiar... I like peculiar! If you like peculiar too, take a look at Kingthings Chimaera, it’s based on this font.


Kingthings Xander and Xander Outline.

Both are based on a pen built form that I doodled when watching Telly - must say something about my telly choices! These doodles turned into Kingthings Xander and then Anne suggested an outline form because she can't find one she likes - so here it is. It has undergone several changes since then mainly due to email feedback.


Kingthings Poppalok.

This is based on Kingthings Whizzbang – it is actually Anthea’s fault – if you want someone to blame, (and it never hurts), she said, when I showed her whizzbang, “Oh yes, reminds me of those beads you used to get, years ago” – Poppalok beads, I played with them for hours when I was a child – Mum had them in all colours, and some very strange combinations when I had finished!


Kingthings Flashbang.

This font is, again based on Kingthings Whizzbang – I enjoyed making it so much that I only occasionally had time to wonder why The Font Creator Program was struggling – it's about ten times the size of a ‘normal’ font. This is because fonts are made up of individual bits called glyphs – there are just rather a lot of them...


Kingthings Xstitch.

I just made this font because I wanted one for a project I was working on and couldn't find one - of course, since then, kind souls have found several for me... Well this one is mine and did what I wanted it for - I do like the Ray Larabie one though...


Kingthings Embroidery.

I made this font after finding an old embroidery transfer book where I work - at Oxfam in Exeter - my fonts are often sparked from finding something that has been 'thrown out' - there is often charm that has been, gone, and come back again - this font has a lovely feeling of the initialled handkerchiefs that my dad had kept since the thirties and forties.


Kingthings Wrote

This font has taken the longest time to make - there have been so many versions none of which i was happy with. Finally i had to release it just to get it out of my hair - so here you go. It may not be the final version - and on the other hand, as things stand right now, if i never saw this font again it would be too soon - however, never say never...


I am constantly working on all my fonts so these may well not be the last versions, please check back to Font Freak and also check my own website at:


I hope you enjoy using my fonts and I would appreciate any feedback from you regarding missing characters, things that would be useful, bits that don't work and so on. Also, please let me know if you have downloaded it for use on a Mac - I have had some reports of Mac versions not working... Please email me at:



Thank you


Kevin King
Exeter, England - September 2004