The original RandomFont, engineered and imagined by Erik van Blokland and Just van Rossum in 1989. The original fonts used to change their shapes in the printer using raw PostScript. These days it is a well behaved but overengieered OpenType font.
Somehow Beowolf ended up in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Frieze once wrote something nice about Beowolf. 1995
Fuzzy stacks of colorful super randomised Beowolf outlines.
It weren't just the outlines that were all over the place. Beowolf was born in Berlin, right when the wall fell.
After Beowolf, Just van Rossum drew a very nice BeoSans with a smoother texture.
Is Best Really Better from Erik van Blokland on Vimeo.