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Echelon Font Family was designed by Marcus Leis Allion, Jonathan Barnbrook and published by Barnbrook Fonts. Echelon contains 1 styles.

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About Echelon Font Family

Echelon is based upon 1970s Eastern European ‘pipe-style’ typefaces. This style of Communist consumer typography came from what, at the time, seemed like a bizarre mirror universe: Existing alongside the West, similar-but-different, essentially unknowable. Even though the letterforms had the same historical origins as their Western equivalents, they also had their own bizarre fashionable/unfashionable aesthetic. The parallels between the surveillance practices of the Soviet Union and those of today’s Western governments informed the naming of this typeface. Echelon is the codename for a massive international surveillance system that collects and processes data from communications satellites. It can eavesdrop on telecoms and computer systems, it can track bank accounts. It can record and store information on millions of individuals.

Designers: Marcus Leis Allion, Jonathan Barnbrook

Publisher: Barnbrook Fonts

Foundry: Barnbrook Fonts

Original Foundry: unknown

Design Owner: Barnbrook Fonts

MyFonts debut: Aug 18, 2003


About Barnbrook Fonts

The font foundry of designers Barnbrook and Jonathan Barnbrook, formerly known as Virusfonts. Creators of Emigre Fonts Exocet, Mason and Priori. Designers of David Bowie Record covers. Iconoclastic collaborators with Damien Hirst and Adbusters. Branders for major museums, locations and art biennales. The studio is based in London and continues to work on a wide variety of cultural and musical projects and museum exhibitions.

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