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It will come as no surprise that type and color associated with industrial
processes or environments will seem mechanical—either in the geometric
quality of the typefaces’ structure or decorative details or in the colors’
associations with raw materials. Similar to some artificial” typefaces,overtly
industrial typefaces exhibit extremely geometric construction and near–
mathematically uniform proportions. Typefaces whose structure is based
on a square, in which curves are replaced by horizontal and vertical strokes,
are an exceptionally austere example of this kind of structure. Some bitmap
typefaces, whose compositional elements fall on a grid and are more square
themselves, feel industrial. Although bold and heavy sans serifs most often
communicate the heavy, machine-weight quality of industry, some serifs—
especially slab serifs and hybrid serif gothics such as Copperplate or Bank
Gothic—have industrial qualities because their serifs are small and their
curved forms are squared out. Condensed, heavyweight faces in which the
shoulders and branches are forced to turn abruptly are also strongly indus-
trial in quality. Typefaces that include the evidence of industrial processes,
such as etching, bleaching, scoring, routing, or patterning, or abstract
graphic references to gears, nuts and bolts, and so on, impart a decidedly
industrial message.
The grinding gears of machinery, clouds of smoke and steam, concrete,
steel, iron, and oil—the colors of industry, as well as appropriate type-
faces that feel industrial, bring to mind the grand strength and grime of
the factory.
Catalog Cover
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Zoe Scutts
Kent United Kingdom
Industrial
Concepts
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Five Link Chain
Graphic | Medium Weight |
Mixed Case with Alternates |
Garage Fonts Type Foundry
www.garagefonts.com
info@garagefonts.com
800.681.9375
Scrotnig Heavy
Stylized Sans Serif | Unicase |
Bold Weight
Device
www.devicefonts.co.uk
rianhughes@aol.com
44 (0) 7979.602.272
P22 Typewriter
Graphic Serif | Lighter
Medium Weight |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Linotype Alphabat
TM
Graphic | Medium Weight |
Reversed Thicks and Thins |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Player Piano
Graphic | Medium Weight |
The Chank Company
www.chank.com
friendlyfolks@chank.com
877.GO.CHANK
Klif Slim
Stylized Sans Serif |
Light Weight |
Garage Fonts Type Foundry
www.garagefonts.com
info@garagefonts.com
800.681.9375
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Concepts Industrial
LTC Octic Gothic
Sans Serif | Bold Weight |
All Caps |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Charter D Normal
Graphic | Erratic Weight |
Moderate Italic Posture |
Garage Fonts Type Foundry
www.garagefonts.com
info@garagefonts.com
800.681.9375
Hounslow Solid
Graphic | Condensed | Inline
Detail | Black Weight |
Device
www.devicefonts.co.uk
rianhughes@aol.com
44 (0) 7979.602.272
Paralucent Stencil Heavy
Sans Serif | Bold Weight |
Device
www.devicefonts.co.uk
rianhughes@aol.com
44 (0) 7979.602.272
Glypha
TM
65 Bold
Slab Serif | Bold Weight |
Slight Contrast |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Gideon
Stylized Sans Serif |
All Lowercase with Alternate
Widths | Bold Weight |
The Chank Company
www.chank.com
friendlyfolks@chank.com
877.GO.CHANK
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Type Style Finder
Tube
Stylized Sans Serif |
Extra Condensed |
Medium Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Linotype Element
TM
Graphic | Bold Weight | Inline |
Rounded Terminals |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Board Original
Stylized Sans Serif |
Condensed |
Medium Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Sabeh Light
Graphic | Light Weight |
Garage Fonts Type Foundry
www.garagefonts.com
info@garagefonts.com
800.681.9375
Sauerkrauto
Stylized Sans Serif | Medium
Weight | Condensed |
The Chank Company
www.chank.com
friendlyfolks@chank.com
877.GO.CHANK
Payload Spraycan
Graphic | Bold Weight |
Device
www.devicefonts.co.uk
rianhughes@aol.com
44 (0) 7979.602.272
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Concepts Industrial
Flak Nailed
Stylized Sans Serif |
Condensed | Bold Weight |
Device
www.devicefonts.co.uk
rianhughes@aol.com
44 (0) 7979.602.272
CA Aires Pro
Sans Serif | Condensed |
Bold Weight |
The Chank Company
www.chank.com
friendlyfolks@chank.com
877.GO.CHANK
Linotype Case Study No.1
TM
Regular
Sans Serif | Light Weight |
Condensed |
Squared Shoulders |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Telecast Regular
Graphic | Bold Weight |
Textural Detail |
Device
www.devicefonts.co.uk
rianhughes@aol.com
44 (0) 7979.602.272
Hamilton Offset
Graphic | Erratic Weight |
The Chank Company
www.chank.com
friendlyfolks@chank.com
877.GO.CHANK
Linotype Zensur
TM
Graphic | Medium Weight |
Broken Strokes |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
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