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The inspiration for this name, I believe, came from an advert for the QuickShot joystick. I can no longer find the source to confirm that.
It is a hard, sharp, and angular bold font that works well for titles and short runs of text. It can be used for longer runs with some careful usage.
Despite using small-caps for the lower-case it is quite readable and can work well in the right prose-light setting.
I thought I’d covered most of the over-bold uneven styles I could in previous fonts but this one goes extreme in a top-heavy way and managed to pull off something a little different.
It works well for headlines and title screens although the WMm and w can be very tight and a proportional render can really help there.
Air America was an airline from 1950 through the 1970s that looked to all appearances to be a regular airline but was in fact covertly owned bny the US Government for CIA operations to access places the US Military could not. Employee William G. Sherman took courses in typography drafting and created an entire typeface based on their logo. Much later his son reached out to the Internet in turning that typeface into a digital version and Aaron Bell of Saja Typeworks took up the task.
As well as adding a somewhat complimentary lower-case I created a semi-bold, bold and “Rangers” variant that adds serifs for a more military look. They all work quite well for most types of text however the upper-case really stands out best.