Posts tagged with flight

Golden Air

Air America was an airline from 1950 through the 1970s that looked to all appearances to be a regular airline. In reality, it was covertly-owned by 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 well for most types of usage, with the upper-case standing out the most.


This font has been an off-and-on for a few years. Stencil fonts are tough in 8x8 and although they’re quite common in military and combat games they’re often not that good. It’s difficult to be consistent and readable plus many of them entirely skip the lower case.

Standstill tries to be a bit more readable than many serif based stencil fonts by taking a few liberties with the breaks in the letters. The other trick has been to not necessarily double all vertical stems and this worked great on glyphs like 8, M, A, etc. The final trick was only going with single-side serifs where it made for a clearer glyph without compromising the design.

This font works great for titles and list screens. You can use it for prose with a bit of care on the color scheme.

No Step

A 2021 third-attempt at a stencil font this one directly inspired by the USAF technical manual and sporting caps for both upper and lower (the latter being just 1 pixel shorter) for a serious look.

As is the case with decorative fonts great for titles and headings but stay away from prose, sentences and descriptions especially given this is also all-caps.


A fast cutting font reminiscent of high speed, action-packed movie posters and video games I designed in 2019 using the trusty BASIN editor. A wide variant was added in July 2020.

This font works well for both titles and prose where you want a mix of edgy, fast, and futuristic.