CakePHPen-usTue, 02 Sep 2014 21:16:45 +0000Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:16:45 +0000http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssStephen Coles (Stewf): FontStructionshttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructors/stewfFontStructions by Stephen Coles (Stewf)WPA Gothichttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/wpa_gothichttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/14740<img src="http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/get_preview/14740/1" alt="" /><br />This font is a free download, but some use is prohibited without contacting me first. Please abide by the license! Thanks. <p>The <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Works_Progress_Administration">Works Progress Administration</a> (W.P.A.) was the largest agency of FDR's &quot;New Deal&quot;, employing millions of people. Over 2,000 <a href="http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wpaposters/wpahome.html">posters</a> were produced by the W.P.A. to raise awareness and support the arts.</p> <p>I have a lot of admiration for these posters and a style of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=signpaintersgothic&amp;w=all">sign painters' lettering</a> (sometimes called “<a href="http://pinterest.com/stewf/lettering-gas-pipe/">gas-pipe</a>”) that was common in the U.S. during the 1930s-'40s. WPA Gothic gets much of its inspiration from <a href="http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3f05175/?co=wpapos">this poster</a> 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 <a href="http://www.fontshop.com/search/?q=futura+display&affid=99346">Futura Display</a>, <a href="http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/fontfont/ff_moderne_gothics/?affid=99346">FF Moderne Gothics</a>, <a href="http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/mark_simonson_studio/refrigerator_deluxe_family_ot/mix?affid=99346">Refrigerator</a>, and <a href="http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/mvb_fonts/mvb_solano_gothic_retro_family_pack_ot/ot_ps?affid=99346">MVB Solano Gothic</a> by some of my favorite type designers, two of which (Van Bronkhorst and Parkinson) are East Bay natives.</p> <p><a href="http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/fontstructions/show/14740">WPA Gothic</a> has a few alternate glyphs hanging out in the Extended Latin slots with more to come.</p> <p>To get a look at the typeface outside the confines of the FontStruct sampler, <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/stewf/2485428971/">here's a sample poster</a>.</p> <p><strong>May 25, 2008:</strong> Released <a href="http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/fontstructions/show/53157">a variation</a> with low-waisted "deco" caps.</p>Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Morriconehttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/morriconehttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/22778<img src="http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/get_preview/22778/1" alt="" /><br />Named for <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001553/bio">the composer</a> of music for Sergio Leone's "Spaghetti Westerns". <br /><br /> Steeper diagonals achieved by setting vertical scaling to 2. Alternate A, V, and W with overshooting apexes. Alt S without serifs. Figures on the way. <br /><br /> Still needs work, especially on the K and Z. Suggestions welcome.<br /><br /> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/stewf/2430774438/">Here's a showing.</a>Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Pebblehttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/pebble_1http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/208<img src="http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/get_preview/208/1" alt="" /><br />AKA ladybug AKA basicaThu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Varsityhttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/varsityhttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/5001<img src="http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/get_preview/5001/1" alt="" /><br />An athletic slab for jerseys, letterman jackets, giant hillside letters, ball caps, or launching your own line of trendy teen apparel. All caps. Some (generally wider) alternates in the lowercase slots. Figures on the way. Other, more refined fonts in this style include <a href="http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/singles/itc/princetown_std_plain/">Princetown</a> and <a href="http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/creative_alliance/yearbook/">Yearbook</a>.Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Eerostylehttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/eerostylehttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/218<img src="http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/get_preview/218/1" alt="" /><br />Derived from the rounded rectangle of mid-century furniture and architectural design, a pioneer of which was <a href="http://www.flickr.com/groups/82616059@N00/">Eero Saarinen</a>. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/stewf/2400944543/">See a specimen.</a>Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000WPA Gothic Decohttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/wpa_gothic_decohttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/53157<img src="http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/get_preview/53157/1" alt="" /><br />Caps from <a href="http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/fontstructions/show/wpa_gothic">WPA Gothic</a> in a <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/lowwaistedletters/">low-waisted</a> "deco" style.Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Leaflet Stemhttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/leaflet_stemhttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/46462<img src="http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/get_preview/46462/1" alt="" /><br />With thanks to <a href="http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/fontstructions/show/simple_deux_1">simple-deux</a> for the idea of a vertical gap. <br /><br /><a href="http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/gallery/2/all/highest_rated/0/leaflet">See the entire Leaflet Family.</a>Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Leaflethttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/leaflethttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/180<img src="http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/get_preview/180/1" alt="" /><br />A tender little geometric thing, inspired in equal parts by nature and the Bauhaus. Lowercase only for now. <a href="http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/fontstructions/show/leaflet_gap">A variation</a> that reveals the bricks is also available. <br /><br /> Now more variations. <a href="http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/gallery/2/all/highest_rated/0/leaflet">See the Leaflet Family.</a>Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000MinimalBloc Gaphttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/minimalbloc_gaphttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/3190<img src="http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/get_preview/3190/1" alt="" /><br />Cloned from Pierre's MinimalBloc to better emulate his charming <a href="http://www.super-script.com/typo-minimal.html">wooden original</a>.Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Leaflet Gaphttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/leaflet_gaphttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/21822<img src="http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/get_preview/21822/1" alt="" /><br />Much like <a href="http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/fontstructions/show/minimalblocgap">MinimalBloc</a>, <a href="http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/fontstructions/show/leaflet">Leaflet</a> works better when the modular pieces are revealed. <br /><br /><a href="http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/gallery/2/all/highest_rated/0/leaflet">See the entire Leaflet Family.</a>Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Leaflet Wide Stemhttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/leaflet_wide_stemhttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/46466<img src="http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/get_preview/46466/1" alt="" /><br />Wider stem for smaller point sizes. <br /><br /><a href="http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/gallery/2/all/highest_rated/0/leaflet">See the Leaflet Family.</a>Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Pebble Softhttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/pebble_softhttp://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/show/209<img src="http://fontstruct.com/fontstructions/get_preview/209/1" alt="" /><br />'v' and 'a' need helpThu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000