This font is a facsimile of a substitution cipher from The Shadow #10, "Chain of Death." Letters are replaced by blocky symbols, which consist of pairs of rectangular shapes separated by a space. To encrypt a message, the symbols are connected together by their outer right and left edges. This gives the appearance of a much greater set of symbols than there actually are, and the spaces will confuse potential codebreakers. There are no numerals or punctuation. I included square brackets ("[" and "]") for two special symbols that are frequently used to begin and end sencryptions (you can type messages [like this]).
Published: 15th April, 2020
Last edited: 15th April, 2020
Created: 14th April, 2020
I designed this type font for a project in college, and found myself really connecting deeply with the themes I represented in this font. Ideally, this wouldn't be used for a novel, but rather a graphic novel or comic. Please send me an email if you choose to use this font, and I hope you share your work with me!