When I first used the scanned files for my CD I did not have a functional font, which made working with it pretty exhausting. Every letter had to be put in place by hand. I also wanted to try other projects with these letters. These two reasons made me create the font “Goatee”.
I chose the name Goatee, because my font is based on the font Gotham by Tobias Frere-Jones.
Gotham is an Old English word for “homestead where goats are kept”.
Goats have beards called goatee.
Goatee is also the term for a beard growing on a man’s chin…
and I have such a goatee.