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Diner of the Dead Font by Huwman Diner of the Dead Font by Huwman
This artwork is from the new iPhone/iPod Touch game "DINER of the DEAD", by PHUNAN Games! To try this exciting and spuriously educational zombie game, please go here:

[link]

If you could give it a 5 star rating, that would be HUGELY appreciated! If you don't even own an iPhone/iPod but are willing to pay the 99¢ just to give it a good rating, it would be GIGANTICALLY appreciated! And if you have 100+ watchers and would do a journal entry/review of the game, please contact me with a note and I'll get you a full version absolutely FREE! I guess I'd better limit this offer to the first 10 people who express an interest.

NERDY ARTWORK DETAILS:
The whole "traditional or digital" thing drives me nuts! I drew the outlines by hand and then scanned, vectorized and coloured in Adobe Illustrator. Anyhow, I'm calling it "traditional". Whatever. This is not a real "typeable" font so I have to cut and paste. Luckily it's hardly the sort of thing you would use for large blocks of text anyway. Sorry there's no other numbers but this is all we needed for the game so far! If anyone wants to use it, just send me a note and I'll send you the vector file. I would appreciate a credit and a notification when it's used, please.

THE HISTORY:
Are you too young to recall the "Corpse Uprisings" of the 1950s? It was so traumatic that older relatives may even claim it never happened. The science is complex, but, basically, atomic radiation mixed with toxins from experimental Hula-Hoop plastics, then the unique frequency of "Rock 'n' Roll" vibrated this unstable molecule, creating a substance that raised the dead. The "Former Corpses"*** ate human flesh, so the government created facilities that sold bodies willed to the cause. As teens, your grandparents likely worked at one of these "Diners of the Dead". The plan succeeded and, within a few years, "The Undead" had quietly disintegrated or gone into municipal politics.

*** NOTE: In the '50s, "zombies" meant cadavers reanimated by Voodoo so this new type of beings was officially termed, "Undead". Informal names included, "Casket Dodgers", "Flesh Munchers" or, simply, "Droolers". Such terms are now considered derogatory.

HOW TO PLAY:
PHUNAN GAMES (phunan.com) proudly announces “DINER of the DEAD”, a thrilling and educational iPhone/iPod game commemorating this neglected period of history! Feed the reanimated corpses/customers as fast as you can and don’t let them starve on your premises or the Undead Health Department will shut you down . . . and beware that thieving rat!

CREDITS:
"DINER of the DEAD" and all its concepts, artwork, code, characters, et cetera, are the sole property of PHUNAN games and may not be used in any way without permission. Visit our website or follow us on twitter for feedback and updates on this game. All art hand-drawn by Huw Evans of Eyecatcher Graphics and all code written by Robert Teed. DINER of the DEAD was created with help from cocos2d. All storylines are fictional and corpses are not meant to resemble real persons (but if they do, email us a picture!). All art © Huw Evans, 2010. All code © Robert Teed, 2010.

Remember: it's all . . . PHUNAN GAMES . . . until you lose an eye!

WWW.PHUNAN.COM - [link]
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:icongeorgiem-onster:
GeorgieM-onster Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
This is amazing!
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:iconhuwman:
Huwman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional
Thanks! I'll reply to your note right away too.
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ValliantEffort Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nerdy artwork details, yay! And you named it 'Deadletter' which is the perfect name. Great looking font! Methinks I shall send you a note momentarily to get the vector of this, and I'll have to create some new art just so I can use it. Inspiration is like happy sauce! :)
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional
Thanks, Andy! You are welcome to it.
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ValliantEffort Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
WOOHOO! =)
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nice! Is this a handmade font? You should make it available for download!
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Professional
Hi Ben. Yep, I actually mention somewhere in that massive novella I posted with it that I drew it by hand, then scanned it in and vectorized it, then added colour, etc.

The thing is, it's not a real, "typeable" font. It's just cut 'n' paste right now. If anyone wants the vector file (Adobe Illus. CS4, Mac), I'd be happy to email it to them though. I haven't actually fooled around with a real type-creatin' program for YEARS. I think I used to have something called "Fontographer" but it doesn't work under System 10. Maybe I should look into what's out there for type programs these days.

Anyhow thanks, man!
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
I downloaded a simple font making program a year or so ago with the intention of making a font of my own handwriting, but never got around to it. This is a great one though!
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Huwman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional
So you mean this was a freebie online? If it works on Mac OSX I would definitely look into it if you can remember what it's called.

In any case, glad you like the crazy zombie font!
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:iconatlbladerunner:
ATLbladerunner Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
I think I just did a search for free font software and found one with a 30 day trial, or something like that. It was kind of a simple program from what I could tell. I'm sure if you look around you can find one!
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