A film typeface of unclear origin that closely resembles Dave West’s Behemoth Clarendon Italic Swash (PLINC, c. 1967), but is different in many details. No connection to Stymie beyond the name. Shown in a 1973 Typeshop catalog alongside a Drop Shadow variant, both with numerous swash, biform (‘AEIMNR'), and swash biform alternates (up to 9 forms for a letter like ‘M’). The same range is shown in a 1976 catalog by Lettergraphics as Stymie Black Flair. Funky Swash is similar in the capitals, but with rounded corners.
Tutti Paffuti NF (Nick’s Fonts, 2007) is a digital interpretation based on a showing in Stiebner’s Alphabete (1991).
Stymie Black Italic in use
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