A TrueType Font by S. John Ross
Cumberland Games & Diversions

Here's a rough-and-tumble poster font created by savagely hand-scribbling the letters within the clean bounds of a square template (hence the title). It's quick and decidedly dirty, with just the alphanumerics, but it may have some graphic-design uses if you're assembling handbills for a bar band or something (the ultimate wish of any font, I firmly believe without a hint of irony, is to be used on handbills for a bar band, but living in Austin may be clouding my priorities somewhat).

I made the masters for this font last fall as an exercise along with several others in a similar style. It was drawn at the 503 Coffee Bar near South First and Oltorf - one of the very best little hangouts in the city.

Version 1.0

This font is copyright 2002 by S. John Ross. "Cumberland Games & Diversions" is a trademark of S. John Ross. This font is freeware for personal, non-commercial use of any kind (including website decoration and so on). Contact me at if you're interested in a commercial license; rates will depend on the details.

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