Posts Tagged ‘font’

fonts of the cta: research.

December 29, 2013

CTA_Font-Research

I went out a little before the holidays got into full swing and hit up all of the underground CTA train stations in the city for my research of the typeface that used to adorn the lovely walls of our subway system. Up above is a quick sample shot of photos that I took during my quest. I think I ended up finding images of all but 5 letters, 1 of which I already had and 2 more I found while looking at a CTA auction site. Z, X and Q are nowhere to be seen in this subway, at least not down below by the trains. For my second phase I am going to go observe the upper levels of these stations and hopefully I will find some of those letters hidden among the signs and people. It’s highly unlikely because of the rareness of those letters but it’s always wise to be thorough.

the next typeface.

November 30, 2013

NextType1

I am going out today to begin the first stages of creating my next typeface. It’s based on some old inlaid enamel lettering that can be found in only a few remaining underground CTA stations. I originally fell in love with the typeface after seeing the ampersand over and over as I made my way downtown. Sadly the example above is no longer on the wall. The CTA decided that covering up the classic type with a big ugly Helvetica sign is better than restoring it to it’s former glory. That’s a dumb idea in my book and I want to get a font made before it’s too late.

NextType2

Anyway, with some luck I will be able to get about 3/4 of the letters that I want today. I am just going to ride to each station that is underground and check it all out. I need a get a bunch of photos to be able to properly recreate this thing and I figured today is as good a day as any to go do it.

NextType3

 

NextType4

Look for updates soon.

introducing the vulturous family.

August 24, 2011

Here is the latest goodie to come out of the EB Design factory. VULTUROUS. It’s been a long time comin’ on this one too. Hit the jump to read more about it, see some sketches and to see the full alphabet.

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vulturous testers.

August 16, 2011

I’m looking for some people to help me test out the new font. This one features some cool OpenType features so if you can handle those then hit me up. I also made some TrueType versions as well. Free fonts are still cool, right?

font update.

August 15, 2011

I have a name for the new font: VULTUROUS. I’ve had the name for a week or so now. It comes from the original purpose of the typeface, which I will get in to when I post a finalized version of the font. I want to keep you coming back, don’t I?

Anyway, here’s a little update for ya. I’ve been working on a fair amount of kerning pairs for this font. It’s going to be a healthy font for sure. I even made some foreign characters to satisfy your need for umlauts and all that other shit. Gonna be nice. Trust me. I am really digging this font and I hope others will too.

that sweet cheddah.

August 10, 2011

Dolla-dolla bill y’all! Working on the new font up above. Trying to come up with a sweet-ass solution for the dollar symbol. Proving more difficult that I originally anticipated. Oh well. Back at it today with a full plate of work to munch on. I took care of issues we were having trying to get a Kustom Persuasion sign printed and now I’m working on some editorial design work. Big day, big week, huge month.

geometric graffiti.

May 24, 2011

Working on a new font in between some other projects and freelance work. It’s got kind of a geometric-graffiti look to it. Very thick and thin. I dig it. It will have full upper/lowercase alphabets as well as numbers and punctuation. No crazy OpenType features this time. Look for a version to test out in a few weeks.