A work in progress. I'm designing this years after I designed the original non-fancy version. This font will probably be used for chapter names and other short bits of text as opposed to being used for the text of the book itself.
I want this to convey a whimsical and gaudy vibe - think Agatha Christie rhythmically plunging her head down into a giant bowl of Parma Violets to the tune of "Veterans Day Poppy" by Captain Beefheart. Actually, don't think that. My books are about fluorescent pink and purple poodles using psionics to solve crimes, not WEIRD CRAP.
Font used for the text of Poodle Caboodle Anthology, a compilation of short stories I wrote for the games Seven Candles, Trap Farmer Brer Brah, and Naively.
In this font the principles which I associate with "bookishness" are taken nearly to their logical end. This font is so bookish, it sometimes looks like a scaled-down, aliased version of a high-resolution font. It embraces its flaws in a highly methodical way which helps it cohere. It's also designed with speedreading in mind - something you can see in the simple curves of letters like aefgjrsy.