RE: Exocet – The Accidental Gothic Game Font

This is scarcely related to web design but is pretty relevant to graphic design. One night I was curious to find out who made the distinctive gothic looking font in the old PC game Diablo – which I had always assumed was made for the game. Turns out however, that I was wrong, and I instead happened upon this interesting blog post that explains everything about the “Exocet” typeface and how it inexplicably became associated with lots of dark and violent games.

Read it. It’s interesting. The typeface in question is also available through Adobe Typekit, and of course I’m going to use it in my own projects.