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Roswell was designed by Jim Parkinson, who acknowledges the 'spacey' ancestry of its name. "Yes, Roswell, New Mexico. There was a big anniversary of 'the incident' in the news while I was designing in Roswell. "The incident" is of course the alleged UFO crash in Roswell. "I thought the name was acceptable as a serious font name, while, on another level, having a strangely humorous edge,"... Read More
Phenix American was designed by M.F. Benton in 1935. The Phenix American font is a headline design with condensed sans serif characters that look good on corporate stationery and packaging as well as on magazine and brochure covers.
The work on FF Lancé began in 1983, when Joachim Müller-Lancé was in design school. Back from an inspiring vacation in Brittany, France, Müller-Lancé drew the first characters for the typeface by hand in class. He intended to use it for a photography project showing pictures from this trip. This was the origin of the medium weight. Ten years later, in Barcelona, he completed the alphabet,... Read More
For decades, two different styles marked the streets of divided Berlin. West Berlin street signs were made using a sans serif standard that dated back to the 1930s, at least. Meanwhile, street signs in East Berlin made use of a narrow, router-based design, which was most likely developed during the 1950s. After German reunification in 1989, it was unclear what would happen to these competing... Read More
Industria™ was designed by British graphic design guru Neville Brody, originally for a magazine called The Face, and released as a font by Linotype GmbH in 1989. Industria is a condensed sans serif with abbreviated, essential forms. It has a systemized mechanical structure of straight strokes with rounded outer corners and rectangular counter spaces. The solid version is strong, cool, and... Read More