Pompadour Numerals is inspired by the 1950s Rockabilly hairdo. That’s obvious. But Andy went a step further and set it over famous pompadours for the example usage. If I were him, I would have high-fived myself for that idea. Regarding the face itself, I just love the mixture of super fat and super skinny—it’s like the perfect team on Ice Hockey for NES.
Andy introduced Pompadour Numerals as one of the first fonts available on the Lost Type Co-Op website. This foundry is a rather brilliant and refreshing idea. It uses the pay-what-you-want model, so anyone looking to use a font could pay $100 or $10 or nothing at all—it’s up to you. We’ve seen this recently with music albums, but it’s really exciting to see it in the design world.