Tapeworm™ font family

Designed by  Lloyd Springer
Tapeworm is a font family designed to simulate newspaper headlines which have been printed with a light ink coverage. The Tapeworm family includes solid versions of the regular and oblique speckled characters, allowing you to control the colour of the speckle by layering speckled characters over the same text set in solid characters. The solid versions have had all speckle removed, and also look very interesting when set on their own. One of the most useful effects you can create by using both the regular and solid Tapeworm fonts is an authentic smudge or ink misprint. This can be accomplished by colouring the solid fonts with a colour that is in between the colour of the speckled text and the colour of the background, and then layering the text as described above. In the PC version of this font family the style names are slightly different from those used in the Mac versions. But the fonts are otherwise identical.


Desktop fonts are designed to be installed on a computer for use with applications. Licensed per computer.
Web fonts are used with the CSS @font-face rule. They are licensed for a set number of page views with no time limitation.
Web fonts are used with the CSS rule @font-face used. The license has no time limit.
Mobile App Fonts can be embedded in your mobile application. Each app requires a separate license. The license is based on the number of app installations.
Electronic Publication Fonts can be embedded in an eBook, eMagazine or eNewspaper. Fonts are licensed per issue.
Server fonts can be installed on a server and e.g. used by automated processes to create items. A license is per server core CPU per year.
You can use this type of license to embed web fonts in digital ads, such as ads created in HTML5. The licenses are valid for a specific number of ad impressions without time limit.

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Technical details
Digital data from:
Technical font names:
File name: TAPEBO__.TTF
Windows menu name: Tapeworm
PostScript name: TapewormBoldOblique
PostScript full name: Tapeworm BoldOblique
Catalog number:
US$ 46
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