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To my great shame, though I did not design the original "For Dummies" letters or the letters on the first couple of books, "Macs..." and "PCs..." I was hired to create the rest of the alphabet, plus some punctuation, since the titles of the first books were all done in the chalkboard lettering. I don't know if the letters were ever developed into a font, but I still have my original Illustrator file, which needs a lot of work on the compound paths. What can I say -- it was ten years ago. I'm happy to send you what I've got, and you can do whatever you like with it. If you turn it into a font, I'd like it if you'd call it Condescend. If you feel like waiting a month or so, I'll fix the bad compound paths before I send it. Otherwise I can just email you the file as it stands now.
Well, you know where it's at when you want it. I'm so sorry that that's my lasting (actually, not that lasting, I guess -- my part of it, anyway) contribution to type design -- I mean, type desecration. Chesh
A lot of Myriad and some custom lettering ;)
I used to get the Dummies font a lot. I've always gone with the "custom lettering" respo.