NAMING SYSTEMS :: -ica and other HELVETICA SPAWN

beejay's picture

Helvetica spawn?
I've always enjoyed -ica named typefaces. Anyone else? I thought we'd build an -ica repository, our little gift of typographica for type designers who can't think of a proper name. The names would be donated so if you have killer -ica names you want to keep, don't post them here.

:: so post some -ica names already in existence.
helvetica
poetica
syncratica (Ole)

:: or some based on -ic words.
cryptica
gothica
graphica
neurotica
generica
synthetica
eccentrica
statica
plastica
simplistica

:: or some that are musica-related
elastica
plasmatica
popmusica
harmonica


:: or others that are headpoppers
typopica
dressuppica
serifica
jetsettica
centrifica
ponchandjohnica

:: or others with hidden meanings
ovonica

:: or whatever else

gulliver's picture

Existing names also include:

Alcoholica (Storm)
Armorica (Fuel)
Cyberotica (Garage)
Democratica (Emigre)
Felvetica (Core)
Pacifica (EyeWire)
Schmelvetica (Brody)
Talismanica (Fuel)

Typographica ( :) )


And for future consideration, there's always:

America (Latin America, North America, South America, etc.)
Africa (South Africa, etc.)
Mexica
Texica
Tex-Mexica
Tropica
Arctica (Antarctica, etc.)
Republica
Radica
Attica
Veronica
Erica
Bubonica
Duplica
Vertica
Erratica
Intrica
Rustica
Magica
Mathematica
Mechanica
Scientifica
Technica
Politica
Mystica
Glyphica
Pica (HalfPica, etc.)
Optica
Myopica
Electrica
Automatica
Sardonica
Cynica
Hysterica
Schizophrenica

beejay's picture

Yay, thanks Gulliver!
Sociopathica
Pathologica
Chronologica
Logica
Etiquettica*
Gattica
Galactica
TexasChainsawMassica
Illogica
Sarcastica
chromatica
didactica
polychromatica

*tonguetwistica

hrant's picture

I don't have any good "-ica"s, but allow me to expand the topic. Who has good "parody" names?

Helvetica: Helvomita*
Futura: Fartura

* With its true italic, Regurgita.

hhp

Mark Simonson's picture

I always liked "Helveta."

hrant's picture

You mean "Helveeta"? As in: mass-produced, tasteless cheese/font. Not bad!

hhp

Mark Simonson's picture

Exactly.

cliff's picture

Cuthuluica. Dead but dreaming in Sunken R'lyeh.

Chris Rugen's picture

- All The Times New Roman
- Bodon'ti*
- Bauhauch/ Bauhouch


*I have no problem with Bodoni, by the way.

matt_desmond's picture

Here's a new fontica: Hydrochlorica :-)

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