The transient nature of the internet allows people to become lost.  This especially holds true for people who create things: artists, authors, bloggers, and font designers.

And therein lies the tale.  I want to use fonts by Mike Allard in the headers of some novels we are bringing out.  It’s shareware.

His work is elegant and readable.

I want to give him some money.

But the last known whereabouts of Mike is two years old and there are two of them.  By now any forwarding order with the post office has expired.

I emailed him at the last known addy.  I messaged every Mike Allard I could find at facebook.

Mike Allard, where are you?  I want to give you some money.