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WPA Gothic

 by Stewf
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WPA Gothic
  • Currently 7.48658
7.5Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E7.5%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E7.5%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 50 votes
Last edit: 15.10.2013
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Gallery Tags: Sign Painting, 1930s, 1940s, Wpa, Poster
Category: Sans Serif
1561 downloads1561%20downloads156135 comments35%20comments35206 glyphs206%20glyphs206A favorite of 64 usersA%20favorite%20of%2064%20users64This font is a free download, but some use is prohibited without contacting me first. Please abide by the license! Thanks.

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) was the largest agency of FDR's "New Deal", employing millions of people. Over 2,000 posters were produced by the W.P.A. to raise awareness and support the arts.

I have a lot of admiration for these posters and a style of sign painters' lettering (sometimes called “gas-pipe”) that was common in the U.S. during the 1930s-'40s. WPA Gothic gets much of its inspiration from this poster in particular. This FontStruction stays true to the sample’s simple letterforms, but the FontStruct grid does present a few limitations. For more refined typefaces in this style check out Futura Display, FF Moderne Gothics, Refrigerator, and MVB Solano Gothic by some of my favorite type designers, two of which (Van Bronkhorst and Parkinson) are East Bay natives.

WPA Gothic has a few alternate glyphs hanging out in the Extended Latin slots with more to come.

To get a look at the typeface outside the confines of the FontStruct sampler, here's a sample poster.

May 25, 2008: Released a variation with low-waisted "deco" caps.This%20font%20is%20a%20free%20download%2C%20but%20some%20use%20is%20prohibited%20without%20contacting%20me%20first.%20Please%20abide%20by%20the%20license%21%20Thanks.%0D%0A%0D%0A%3Cp%3EThe%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FWorks_Progress_Administration%22%3EWorks%20Progress%20Administration%3C%2Fa%3E%20%28W.P.A.%29%20was%20the%20largest%20agency%20of%20FDR%27s%20%26quot%3BNew%20Deal%26quot%3B%2C%20employing%20millions%20of%20people.%20Over%202%2C000%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fmemory.loc.gov%2Fammem%2Fwpaposters%2Fwpahome.html%22%3Eposters%3C%2Fa%3E%20were%20produced%20by%20the%20W.P.A.%20to%20raise%20awareness%20and%20support%20the%20arts.%3C%2Fp%3E%0D%0A%0D%0A%3Cp%3EI%20have%20a%20lot%20of%20admiration%20for%20these%20posters%20and%20a%20style%20of%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fsearch%2F%3Fq%3Dsignpaintersgothic%26amp%3Bw%3Dall%22%3Esign%20painters%27%20lettering%3C%2Fa%3E%20%28sometimes%20called%20%E2%80%9C%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fpinterest.com%2Fstewf%2Flettering-gas-pipe%2F%22%3Egas-pipe%3C%2Fa%3E%E2%80%9D%29%20that%20was%20common%20in%20the%20U.S.%20during%20the%201930s-%2740s.%20WPA%20Gothic%20gets%20much%20of%20its%20inspiration%20from%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.loc.gov%2Fpictures%2Fresource%2Fcph.3f05175%2F%3Fco%3Dwpapos%22%3Ethis%20poster%3C%2Fa%3E%20in%20particular.%20This%20FontStruction%20stays%20true%20to%20the%20sample%E2%80%99s%20simple%20letterforms%2C%20but%20the%20FontStruct%20grid%20does%20present%20a%20few%20limitations.%20For%20more%20refined%20typefaces%20in%20this%20style%20check%20out%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fontshop.com%2Fsearch%2F%3Fq%3Dfutura%2Bdisplay%26affid%3D99346%22%3EFutura%20Display%3C%2Fa%3E%2C%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fontshop.com%2Ffonts%2Fdownloads%2Ffontfont%2Fff_moderne_gothics%2F%3Faffid%3D99346%22%3EFF%20Moderne%20Gothics%3C%2Fa%3E%2C%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fontshop.com%2Ffonts%2Fdownloads%2Fmark_simonson_studio%2Frefrigerator_deluxe_family_ot%2Fmix%3Faffid%3D99346%22%3ERefrigerator%3C%2Fa%3E%2C%20and%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fontshop.com%2Ffonts%2Fdownloads%2Fmvb_fonts%2Fmvb_solano_gothic_retro_family_pack_ot%2Fot_ps%3Faffid%3D99346%22%3EMVB%20Solano%20Gothic%3C%2Fa%3E%20by%20some%20of%20my%20favorite%20type%20designers%2C%20two%20of%20which%20%28Van%20Bronkhorst%20and%20Parkinson%29%20are%20East%20Bay%20natives.%3C%2Fp%3E%0D%0A%0D%0A%3Cp%3E%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Ffontstruct.fontshop.com%2Ffontstructions%2Fshow%2F14740%22%3EWPA%20Gothic%3C%2Fa%3E%20has%20a%20few%20alternate%20glyphs%20hanging%20out%20in%20the%20Extended%20Latin%20slots%20with%20more%20to%20come.%3C%2Fp%3E%0D%0A%0D%0A%3Cp%3ETo%20get%20a%20look%20at%20the%20typeface%20outside%20the%20confines%20of%20the%20FontStruct%20sampler%2C%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fstewf%2F2485428971%2F%22%3Ehere%27s%20a%20sample%20poster%3C%2Fa%3E.%3C%2Fp%3E%0D%0A%0D%0A%3Cp%3E%3Cstrong%3EMay%2025%2C%202008%3A%3C%2Fstrong%3E%20Released%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Ffontstruct.fontshop.com%2Ffontstructions%2Fshow%2F53157%22%3Ea%20variation%3C%2Fa%3E%20with%20low-waisted%20%22deco%22%20caps.%3C%2Fp%3E

RM New Albion

 by p2pnut
 
RM New Albion
  • Currently 8.88732
8.9Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E8.9%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E9.8%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 6 votes
Last edit: 18.08.2010
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Gallery Tags: New Albion, Mf
Category: -
4 downloads4%20downloads43 comments3%20comments3336 glyphs336%20glyphs336A favorite of 7 usersA%20favorite%20of%207%20users7Complete with full punctuation, More Latin and Extended Latin A sets.Complete%20with%20full%20punctuation%2C%20More%20Latin%20and%20Extended%20Latin%20A%20sets.

db TwoLines

 by beate
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db TwoLines
  • Currently 8.80212
8.8Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E8.8%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E9.1%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 17 votes
Last edit: 13.02.2014
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Category: -
30 downloads30%20downloads3026 comments26%20comments2698 glyphs98%20glyphs98A favorite of 19 usersA%20favorite%20of%2019%20users19Inlinecomp, Inline, Bold Outline, Small Inline, Db, Decorative, FunInlinecomp%2C%20Inline%2C%20Bold%20Outline%2C%20Small%20Inline%2C%20Db%2C%20Decorative%2C%20Fun

RM Celtic inline

 by p2pnut
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RM Celtic inline
  • Currently 8.91619
8.9Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E8.9%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E9.2%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 21 votes
Last edit: 02.02.2014
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Gallery Tags: Inlinecomp, Celtic
Category: -
108 downloads108%20downloads10820 comments20%20comments2065 glyphs65%20glyphs65A favorite of 41 usersA%20favorite%20of%2041%20users41Clone of RM Celtic open. (Modified to comply with the 48 brick high maximum).Clone%20of%20RM%20Celtic%20open.%20%28Modified%20to%20comply%20with%20the%2048%20brick%20high%20maximum%29.

zlabyrinths eYe/FS

 by elmoyenique
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zlabyrinths eYe/FS
  • Currently 8.6287
8.6Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E8.6%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E8.8%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 37 votes
Last edit: 17.04.2014
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Category: Display, Pixel Optimized, Stencil
378 downloads378%20downloads37848 comments48%20comments48116 glyphs116%20glyphs116A favorite of 121 usersA%20favorite%20of%20121%20users121

Fraline

 by Upixel
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Fraline
  • Currently 8.9983
9.0Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E9.0%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E9.2%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 29 votes
Last edit: 15.03.2014
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Gallery Tags: Inline, Inlinecomp, Blackletter
Category: Blackletter
431 downloads431%20downloads43133 comments33%20comments33132 glyphs132%20glyphs132A favorite of 56 usersA%20favorite%20of%2056%20users56Blackletter with a fat inline.
A mix of traditional blackletter glyph, exploration and grid compromise.

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I'll complete the missing numbers  and hopefully all diacritics.
Blackletter%20with%20a%20fat%20inline.%0D%0AA%20mix%20of%20traditional%20blackletter%20glyph%2C%20exploration%20and%20grid%20compromise.%0D%0A%0D%0A_________________________________%0D%0AI%27ll%20complete%20the%20missing%20numbers%20%20and%20hopefully%20all%20diacritics.%0D%0A

fs lost

 by ETHproductions
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fs lost
  • Currently 9.39849
9.4Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E9.4%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E9.6%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 49 votes
Last edit: 05.07.2014
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Category: Display, Pixel Optimized, Sans Serif
1092 downloads1092%20downloads109254 comments54%20comments54215 glyphs215%20glyphs215A favorite of 110 usersA%20favorite%20of%20110%20users110My final entry in the competition. Inspired by Mazey, zlabyrinths eYe/FS, and wavelength. Each glyph has its own maze, and each maze connects with the next. Tilde ~ connects words, grave ` closes beginnings and ends, and the left and right arrows < > are for the start and end. There are also some alternates in Extended Latin A. Suggestions and critiques are welcome. Thanks!

UPDATES:
04/06/14 The whole font has been updated to be one brick taller, and thus properly fit onto a grid. Also, some characters have been redesigned. V2.0
05/13/14 All punctuation has been modified to continue a word maze. V2.1
07/05/14 1000 downloads! Hooray! As a 'thank you', I've completed more of More Latin. V2.2My%20final%20entry%20in%20the%20competition.%20Inspired%20by%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fontstruct.com%2Ffontstructions%2Fshow%2F207469%22%3EMazey%3C%2Fa%3E%2C%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fontstruct.com%2Ffontstructions%2Fshow%2F452058%22%3Ezlabyrinths%20eYe%2FFS%3C%2Fa%3E%2C%20and%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fontstruct.com%2Ffontstructions%2Fshow%2F851014%22%3Ewavelength%3C%2Fa%3E.%20Each%20glyph%20has%20its%20own%20maze%2C%20and%20each%20maze%20connects%20with%20the%20next.%20Tilde%20~%20connects%20words%2C%20grave%20%60%20closes%20beginnings%20and%20ends%2C%20and%20the%20left%20and%20right%20arrows%20%3C%20%3E%20are%20for%20the%20start%20and%20end.%20There%20are%20also%20some%20alternates%20in%20Extended%20Latin%20A.%20Suggestions%20and%20critiques%20are%20welcome.%20Thanks%21%0D%0A%3C%2Fbr%3E%3C%2Fbr%3E%0D%0AUPDATES%3A%3C%2Fbr%3E%0D%0A04%2F06%2F14%20The%20whole%20font%20has%20been%20updated%20to%20be%20one%20brick%20taller%2C%20and%20thus%20properly%20fit%20onto%20a%20grid.%20Also%2C%20some%20characters%20have%20been%20redesigned.%20V2.0%3C%2Fbr%3E%0D%0A05%2F13%2F14%20All%20punctuation%20has%20been%20modified%20to%20continue%20a%20word%20maze.%20V2.1%3C%2Fbr%3E%0D%0A07%2F05%2F14%201000%20downloads%21%20Hooray%21%20As%20a%20%27thank%20you%27%2C%20I%27ve%20completed%20more%20of%20More%20Latin.%20V2.2

Little Tittle

 by Ciotog
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Little Tittle
  • Currently 7.81126
7.8Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E7.8%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E7.9%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 15 votes
Last edit: 10.02.2014
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Category: Stencil, Sans Serif
47 downloads47%20downloads475 comments5%20comments591 glyphs91%20glyphs91A favorite of 19 usersA%20favorite%20of%2019%20users19The design was inspired by Josef Albers Kombinationschrift alphabet. A modular typeface built using a limited number of basic shapes.

Need a condensed stencil typeface? Look no further! Little Tittle was created for those tight spaces. A condensed set width paired with short ascending and descending strokes allows for tight spacing vertically as well. Little Tittle is exclusively lowercase; however, it does have a stencil and solid version so you can mix and match styles for more typographic variety.

The%20design%20was%20inspired%20by%20Josef%20Albers%20Kombinationschrift%20alphabet.%20A%20modular%20typeface%20built%20using%20a%20limited%20number%20of%20basic%20shapes.%0D%0A%0D%0ANeed%20a%20condensed%20stencil%20typeface%3F%20Look%20no%20further%21%20Little%20Tittle%20was%20created%20for%20those%20tight%20spaces.%20A%20condensed%20set%20width%20paired%20with%20short%20ascending%20and%20descending%20strokes%20allows%20for%20tight%20spacing%20vertically%20as%20well.%20Little%20Tittle%20is%20exclusively%20lowercase%3B%20however%2C%20it%20does%20have%20a%20stencil%20and%20solid%20version%20so%20you%20can%20mix%20and%20match%20styles%20for%20more%20typographic%20variety.%0D%0A%0D%0A

db SIL

 by beate
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db SIL
  • Currently 8.56665
8.6Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E8.6%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E8.8%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 22 votes
Last edit: 19.03.2013
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Category: Display, Pixel Optimized
22 downloads22%20downloads2222 comments22%20comments22232 glyphs232%20glyphs232A favorite of 16 usersA%20favorite%20of%2016%20users16db, beate, SansSerif, Outline, one brick fontdb%2C%20beate%2C%20SansSerif%2C%20Outline%2C%20one%20brick%20font

AT Traffa Stencil

 by architaraz
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AT Traffa Stencil
  • Currently 7.96841
8.0Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E8.0%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E8.2%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 13 votes
Last edit: 30.10.2013
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Gallery Tags: Traffa, Stencil, Display, Tp, 2013
Category: Stencil
40 downloads40%20downloads4016 comments16%20comments1678 glyphs78%20glyphs78A favorite of 10 usersA%20favorite%20of%2010%20users10Small scale geometrical stencil. Supposed to be an all-caps font, but lowercase was added for the purpose of variation.Small%20scale%20geometrical%20stencil.%20Supposed%20to%20be%20an%20all-caps%20font%2C%20but%20lowercase%20was%20added%20for%20the%20purpose%20of%20variation.

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