A sign painter for 50 years, my father taught me (among other alphabets/typefaces) the sign painter's bread and butter alphabet: Speed-brush lettering. After infinite hours of practice using paint with brush applied to rolls of banner paper while learning to recreate letters in sizes from one-inch up to two-foot high letters, this typeface served well when I was in the sign business in the 70s. I currently teach drawing, painting, printmaking, year book DTP, and commercial art to future artists, possibly typographers (alias) high school students; and produce serious art for local, regional and national juried exhibitions. SnyderSpeed was my first attempt at recreating, a memorized sign-painting alphabets on the Mac. My wife dared me to apply my skills to the Mac she had begged me to buy her for Christmas in 1989. (Wasn't I a nice guy!). She works in DTP and claimed she could not find the brush stroke font she needed, at any price, anywhere.