Posts tagged with kinetic

Golden Air

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.

ZX Maverick

I ran into the FF Maverick on signage at Science World in Vancouver and had to take a snap to later identify.

In 2019 I had a go at doing an 8x8 pixel version but it required a fair bit of back and forth until I found something I feel captured the spirit of the original.

This typeface despite having plenty of flair on the capitals and numerics is quite easy to read thanks to the more restrained lower-case glyphs. It works well in all scenarios where you want a modern-looking bold font.

Insigbyte

A 2006 production that shipped with BASIN back then but was overlooked in the ZX Origins project.

Now with some minor tweaks this serif-with-flourishes font give a nice clean look with a bit more style than a plain sans while still being readable.

It works well for titles and long runs of text with capital letters that shine.

Velocity

A 2019 BASIN production with a fast aggressive angular style suitable for racing games.

This font works great for titles and lists but can be a bit difficult to read for long runs of prose.