I wanted to use figlet but I can't decide which font to use.
To inspect all fonts visually, simply do:
% cd /usr/local/share/figlet
% for i in `ls *.flf | sed -n -e 's/\(.*\)\.flf/\1/p'`; do echo Phuselage | figlet -f $i; done | less
Your mileage may vary; the font dir may be different on your operating system.