Fightin’ Font Friday 1

AmarilloUSAF Pro type sample

The only people perhaps more obsessive than type designers are builders of model aircraft. TLai Enterprises offers a font for sale called AmarilloUSAF. With its straight lines and blocky look, AmarilloUSAF provides the correct, forthright feel of the real thing. See also my post Fightin’ Font Friday 2, fonts from action movie posters.

AmarilloUSAF Pro—Enhanced US Air Force Aircraft Marking Font

AmarilloUSAF Pro Character Set. Letters A through Z, with alternate F, R, and Z, numbers 0 through 1, with alternate 1s, 2s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 7s, and 9s, dashes, and 2 periods (one with spacing, one without.) Sample text was set in 100 point Amarillo USAF, with 90 point leading.

AmarilloUSAF Pro Text Samples. FT-1074. NX-01. U.S.AIR. U.S.AIR FORCE. Detail of angles: 45 degree transitions. Sample text was set in 100 point AmarilloUSAF Pro, with 90 point leading. NX-01 was set with an 30 pixel spacing between letters.

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‘fonts dot info’ Font Friday

In my LinkedIn profile, I put ‘Typography Evangelist’; this type stuff is awesome!

"Canapé" typeface

FDI is an independent German type foundry. To quote FDI’s website:

We [offer] a library of unique, contemporary typefaces designed by talented European type designers for use in print and digital publishing. FDI Type was founded in 2004. The name comes from the original web domain “fonts dot info’. Since 2015, the foundry is part of a network of typography websites run by Schriftkontor Ralf Herrmann. Other current projects are Typography.Guru, and Letter Library.

FDI Type is run from Weimar, Germany. The city where the Bauhaus was founded and where Justus Erich Walbaum published his famous Walbaum-Antiqua typeface.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us in English or German.

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Laser-etched glass with hand coloring

Red heart with black wingsI made this artwork by laser-etching glass and then applying color by hand.

I used a laser cutter at TechShop, a phenomenal resource for artists, builders and craftspeople of all kinds. They have workshops in several US locations with tools and space for woodwork, metalwork, industrial sewing, electronics, arduino, and more.

[Note: Since I wrote this, TechShop filed for bankruptcy and has been reborn as Same space, same apparatus. I haven’t been there yet but I plan to.]

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