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Cold War Marquee

 by Sgore
 
Cold War Marquee
  • Currently 7.7993
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%3E9.0%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 2 votes
Last edit: 02.04.2011
Category: -
7 downloads7%20downloads7101 glyphs101%20glyphs101A favorite of 2 usersA%20favorite%20of%202%20users2My second completed font; Tried to go with a bit of a retro feel for this one. Hope people enjoy it! comments/advice welcome.My%20second%20completed%20font%3B%20Tried%20to%20go%20with%20a%20bit%20of%20a%20retro%20feel%20for%20this%20one.%20Hope%20people%20enjoy%20it%21%20comments%2Fadvice%20welcome.

Private Dick

 by c12p5
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Private Dick
  • Currently 7.28971
7.3Balanced%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22weighted_value%22%3E7.3%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EAverage%20Rating%3A%20%3Cb%20class%3D%22rating_value%22%3E7.3%3C%2Fb%3E%3Cbr%2F%3EClick%20for%20more%20information%20about%20this%20rating. 14 votes
Last edit: 17.06.2009
Category: Display
102 downloads102%20downloads1024 comments4%20comments498 glyphs98%20glyphs98A favorite of 7 usersA%20favorite%20of%207%20users7Inspired by noir films, particularly the lettering on the doors of private detective offices.Inspired%20by%20noir%20films%2C%20particularly%20the%20lettering%20on%20the%20doors%20of%20private%20detective%20offices.

WPA Gothic Deco

 by Stewf
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WPA Gothic Deco
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Last edit: 23.06.2009
Category: Display
737 downloads737%20downloads7373 comments3%20comments3121 glyphs121%20glyphs121A favorite of 27 usersA%20favorite%20of%2027%20users27Caps from WPA Gothic in a low-waisted "deco" style.Caps%20from%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Ffontstruct.fontshop.com%2Ffontstructions%2Fshow%2Fwpa_gothic%22%3EWPA%20Gothic%3C%2Fa%3E%20in%20a%20%3Ca%20href%3D%22http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Ftags%2Flowwaistedletters%2F%22%3Elow-waisted%3C%2Fa%3E%20%22deco%22%20style.

WPA Gothic

 by Stewf
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WPA Gothic
  • Currently 7.49042
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
Category: Sans Serif
1695 downloads1695%20downloads169535 comments35%20comments35206 glyphs206%20glyphs206A favorite of 67 usersA%20favorite%20of%2067%20users67This 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

Futura ND Book

by NeufvilleFontShop.com
Futura ND Book
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