Ottselesque

A Jak and Daxter-inspired font

The Jak and Daxter logo is emblematic, but many fans would have loved to write things in the same style… and that is now possible! Play around with it here, more info on it below, and of course a download link at the end. If you see the Papyrus font, something went wrong…

Naughty Ottsel

Uppercase

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Lowercase

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Numbers and Punctuation

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 _ : - . , ' &

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Ligatures (click code to copy)

JaKandDAXTER JaK  and  DAXTER JaKh XTER II III IV KrI Pro TER ER KI Kh Ko Kr LA LE Le Ll Lo RO TE XT le li ll ls lu rI ri rr ss tt

Stylistic Alternates

I M N O R X e i l n o r s u x 3

Why make this now?

Some backstory: I've always been a huge Jak and Daxter fan (I still use the username JaKhris — very original, I know), and I used to run a J&D fansite called JAKPRO back in the day, which closed (I won't lie, it was a bitter experience). It got revived as "The Naughty Kennel", a fansite more broadly about Naughty Dog games, but then it closed as well as my available time dwindled once more. Maintaining a dying breed of websites is no small feat — hats off to my friends at Ratchet-Galaxy!

I'm not sure why, but some time during July 2021, I had a nostalgic feeling for these games, thinking back to my webmastering days, and making J&D-based fanart and whatnot. I always thought to myself "How come we never got some font based on this logo?" I wanted to make one myself all those years ago, but my graphic design skills were terrible, and my font-making skills were non-existent. Nowadays, I can handle it (well, you can be the judge of that), so I set out to make it! It's based on the logo and various promotional material or concept art I found, and then lots of creative liberty.

The joys of writing your username with the font of your favourite video game are real. I've always been a bit of a typeface nerd, so this was a really fun project! I hope you enjoy using this to make your own J&D-themed creations, and please share them with me on Twitter!

Notes

This is meant to be a "helper" to make it easy to design a custom title in your favourite design program — I've done my best but it might not look perfect for every word. Make sure to leverage uppercase and lowercase letters, ligatures and alternates separately to compose your ideal custom logo!

Fun Facts

Feedback & Support

I'm always open to feedback! I might have messed up a kerning pair or perhaps you have an idea for a ligature or alternate character. If you want to contribute, please reach out on Twitter!

This is a font made totally free of charge, but if you'd like to get a J&D t-shirt design of mine on TeePublic or RedBubble, buy me a coffee, or donate, I'd truly appreciate it! (it would go towards paying for the Glyphs App licence key I used to make this font) Also if you know where to snag that anniversary Precursor Orb, message me…

Rights & Distribution

While this is a free font for personal use, it may not be modified or redistributed without permission. To share this font, please link to this page. That's all I ask!

Download Ottselesque

Jak and Daxter is a licence developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.