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  • Wanda | K-Type
    Susanna NYC English Nowa Styles Sans Serif Serif Script 1960s Rough Distressed Comic Friendly Retro Historical Fancy Quirky Post Modern Futuristic Stencil Block Popular Fonts Keep Calm Lexie Readable Sinkin Sans Credit Card Adequate Transport New Best Sellers Victor Moscoso Gill New Antique Roy Lichtenstein Sardonyx Enamela Penny Lane Top Tags 1960s American angular Art Deco block British capitals casual clean comic condensed decorative elegant exotic geometric grid grotesque handwriting

    Original URL path: http://www.k-type.com/fonts/wanda/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Wes Wilson | K-Type
    rounded Share More Fonts Hapshash MailArt Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Ming Styles Sans Serif Serif Script 1960s Rough Distressed Comic Friendly Retro Historical Fancy Quirky Post Modern Futuristic Stencil Block Popular Fonts Keep Calm Lexie Readable Sinkin Sans Credit Card Adequate Transport New Best Sellers Victor Moscoso Gill New Antique Roy Lichtenstein Sardonyx Enamela Penny Lane Top Tags 1960s American angular Art Deco block British capitals casual clean comic

    Original URL path: http://www.k-type.com/fonts/wes-wilson/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Zabars | K-Type
    subtlety and a more contemporary flavour than the usual bifurcated split serif font which might simply suggest Circus or Old West And it s been given an even fresher twist through the addition of a new lowercase which helps add to the 1960s countercultural aspect of the font s personality Download Free for Personal Use Download Choose Licence Commercial Enterprise Clear selection Which licence do I need Number of Licences Add to cart Categories 1960s Fancy Quirky Free Fonts Retro Historical Serif Tags 1960s American condensed decorative quirky retro serif Share More Fonts CyberScript MailArt Graphics Designer Block Ming Styles Sans Serif Serif Script 1960s Rough Distressed Comic Friendly Retro Historical Fancy Quirky Post Modern Futuristic Stencil Block Popular Fonts Keep Calm Lexie Readable Sinkin Sans Credit Card Adequate Transport New Best Sellers Victor Moscoso Gill New Antique Roy Lichtenstein Sardonyx Enamela Penny Lane Top Tags 1960s American angular Art Deco block British capitals casual clean comic condensed decorative elegant exotic geometric grid grotesque handwriting pointed quirky retro rounded rustic sans serif sci fi script serif signage small caps square K Type is an independent type foundry that offers high quality inexpensive fonts to designers Many can be downloaded free

    Original URL path: http://www.k-type.com/fonts/zabars/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Who was Charles Wright? | K-Type
    News on 19th June 1923 boasts an output of 35 000 medals a day By 1935 the Wright company would have been a logical choice for pressing vehicle number plates It s unlikely that Charles junior himself would have designed the idiosyncratic sans serif the task is more likely to have fallen to a company draughtsmen at a time when drawing office jobs accorded little prestige and individual innovations went uncredited And since the business was wound up in the early 1970s it s doubtful we ll ever know who masterminded the company s legacy the typeface that still bears its name The current lettering is sometimes referred to as Charles Wright 2001 At the turn of the century the numbers and letters were condensed from 57mm wide to 50mm in order to make room for an optional European symbol or national flag The 2001 style became compulsory and a growing trade in fancy often illegible registration plates was eliminated The most common form of the face does have its critics not least because the condensed version reduced counterspace and resulted in some uncomfortably tight angles The website leewardpro com which contains fascinating information about license plates throughout the world notes the previous sharper central vertexes of M and W were truncated making them flat This change combined with the more condensed widths of the new M and W have ended up making the angled strokes forming their central vertexes more difficult to distinguish from a distance The Leeward site also notes the mandatory use of this font is a bit more flexible than it sounds What is actually mandatory are the character height and width stroke width and spacing between characters Exact adherence to the letter shapes themselves is not required as long as the basic shape of each letterform as depicted in the Charles Wright font is followed Indeed close observation of UK vehicle number plates will reveal slightly different letter shapes all following the basic style and complying with sizing guidelines but testifying to the use of different fonts by platemakers Enter K Type Charles Wright a carefully drawn version of the style that improves legibility most notably with regard to the muddy middles of M and W and with myriad modest typographical adjustments that not only make number plates look better but also produce a typeface that is acceptable for design work Curved terminals are a little less obvious and rounded shapes are not quite as square as older versions A hint of stroke contrast has been introduced with horizontals being very slightly thinner than verticals The K Type Charles Wright typeface is supplied in three weights Bold Medium and Regular and an Oblique for each weight is also provided The fonts are conscientiously kerned for designers The uppercase of the Bold font conforms to British registration plate specifications A newly created lowercase the additional weights and a full compliment of European accented characters enable the typeface to be used more comprehensively and imaginatively For vehicle

    Original URL path: http://www.k-type.com/who-was-charles-wright/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Deansgate – Manchester Modern | K-Type
    to that use for car number plates and commonly referred to as the Charles Wright font However Charles s London based company of Wright Son undertook many kinds of metal stamping work initially making medals and later producing seals and embossing presses before manufacturing vehicle registration plates and creating the style of lettering still used on vehicles today see the Kernel article on Charles Wright So it s distinctly possible that the company also made metal road signs and originated the street nameplate lettering that would ultimately become the Deansgate fonts Wright Son apparently closed down in 1972 could some of its dies and pressing equipment have found their way up to Manchester Whatever its origins Deansgate has an open friendly character and is quite British in a Keep Calm Johnston s Underground kind of way It s less corporate looking than the older News Gothic Bold that s also used for Manchester street nameplates while still possessing the the legible slightly squarified round shapes associated with grotesque faces As well as having the distinctive pointed Z M and W Deansgate s G and K are less congested and it s more monoweight like the Transport typeface ideal for clear readable signage The typeface is available in two widths Deansgate normal width and Deansgate Condensed and each family includes a lighter Regular weight in addition to the signage Bold as well as corresponding Italics Motorway Sixty Years later Who was Charles Wright Welcome to The Kernel If you re interested in fonts and the stories behind K Type faces this blog offers tender morsels of fonty goodness to satisfy the hungriest typeface gourmet Featured Fonts Keep Calm Savor Gill New Antique Transport New New Fonts Charles Wright Wildcat Barbica Deansgate Motorway Sinkin Sans Sinkin Sans Narrow Magica Sgt Peppers Lonely

    Original URL path: http://www.k-type.com/deansgate-manchester-modern/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Motorway – Sixty Years later | K-Type
    lettering made its first appearance on the Preston bypass in 1958 K Type Motorway is the first complete typeface and contains all upper and lower case letters plus a full complement of numerals punctuation symbols and Latin Extended A accented characters As with the Transport alphabet the starting point was Akzidenz Grotesk Motorway taking inspiration from condensed versions Changes were mainly driven by a quest for legibility resulting in some reduced contrast between horizontal and vertical strokes and Gill esque straight diagonal limbs on the 6 and 9 and high vertex for the M Kinneir and Calvert designed the limited range of characters in two weights a SemiBold Permanent weight for use as white letters on blue motorway signs and a Bold Temporary weight for heavier black letters on yellow non permanent signage In addition to creating full fonts in both original weights the K Type family adds a new Regular weight plus a set of italics completing a highly usable condensed typeface which while rooted in history is fully functional for both print and web usage The K Type fonts are spaced and kerned normally simply increase the tracking to recapture the generous spacing of motorway signage The download includes all six fonts the three weights Regular SemiBold Permanent and Bold Temporary each with a corresponding italic The Motorway typeface is the perfect partner to K Type s Transport New Transport New Deansgate Manchester Modern Welcome to The Kernel If you re interested in fonts and the stories behind K Type faces this blog offers tender morsels of fonty goodness to satisfy the hungriest typeface gourmet Featured Fonts Keep Calm Savor Gill New Antique Transport New New Fonts Charles Wright Wildcat Barbica Deansgate Motorway Sinkin Sans Sinkin Sans Narrow Magica Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Provincial Latinate Mailart Rubberstamp

    Original URL path: http://www.k-type.com/motorway-sixty-years-later/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Transport New | K-Type
    L and the high pointed middle of the uppercase M for instance Designed to eliminate confusion between characters and increase legibility they also help to give Transport a British flavour The Transport face has subtle eccentricities which add to its distinctiveness and drawing the New version involved walking a tightrope between impertinently eliminating awkwardness and maintaining idiosyncrasy Transport New wouldn t be the first typeface to have overstepped the mark and gone bland So K Type s version first released in 2008 includes cheeky but delicate refinements shortening the uncomfortably close terminals of characters such as 5 6 C G and e giving the S and s a more upright aspect and tucking in their protruding lower terminals narrowing overly wide glyphs like the number 4 and slightly opening up some claustrophobic counters The question mark is redesigned and parentheses have been given some stroke contrast The x height is edged fractionally even taller The Heavy font is actually more of a Bold and the Light is pretty much a regular weight but the original nomenclature has been retained for old times sake Version 3 0 of Transport New features significant improvements including numerous outline and spacing refinements and a full complement of Latin Extended A characters Also to align Transport New with the 2015 release of Motorway the other typeface used for UK road signage italic fonts for all three weights have been added The Sgt Pepper Fonts Motorway Sixty Years later Welcome to The Kernel If you re interested in fonts and the stories behind K Type faces this blog offers tender morsels of fonty goodness to satisfy the hungriest typeface gourmet Featured Fonts Keep Calm Savor Gill New Antique Transport New New Fonts Charles Wright Wildcat Barbica Deansgate Motorway Sinkin Sans Sinkin Sans Narrow Magica Sgt Peppers

    Original URL path: http://www.k-type.com/transport-new/ (2016-05-01)
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  • The Sgt Pepper Fonts | K-Type
    alternative painted drum skins for possible use in front of the life size group of heroes photographed for the album cover The two paintings were done in March 1967 and the preferred design with Ephgrave s art deco lettering throughout was chosen for use on the LP sleeve Ephgrave s other design featured spur serif lettering and was attached to the reverse of the bass drum This alternative was also photographed and has since been used for the sleeve of a bootleg album K Type s Sgt Pepper fonts are based on Ephgrave s futuristic art deco style The Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club font completes the uppercase adds a lowercase and includes a full complement of over 400 characters The licensed typeface also includes two other fonts Sgt Peppers Outline and Sgt Peppers Outline Fill designed to be overlapped for creating bicolor multicolor effects and faux drums The Outline and Outline Fill fonts do not contain lowercase characters instead they comprise two weights of capitals as painted on the Sgt Pepper drum The uppercase letters are in the wider style from around the outer edge of the drum and the lowercase keys deliver the more condensed Lonely Hearts inline style from the middle of the drum The uppercase Y has been flipped to produce a more conventionally acceptable character with the thicker diagonal arm on the left However Joe Ephgrave s reverse Y with inline is included in the Outline fonts at the Section keystroke Alt 0167 on Windows K Types Set Loose Transport New Welcome to The Kernel If you re interested in fonts and the stories behind K Type faces this blog offers tender morsels of fonty goodness to satisfy the hungriest typeface gourmet Featured Fonts Keep Calm Savor Gill New Antique Transport New New Fonts Charles

    Original URL path: http://www.k-type.com/sgt-pepper-fonts/ (2016-05-01)
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