Boilermaker

LetterGraphics was a photo lettering company from the late 60’s and early 70’s that not only carried a collection of revivals, but a pretty sizable collection of original designs as well. Their library designs ranged from traditional to truly eclectic. Our Boilermaker font was inspired by a specimen from their library dubbed Flair G-100.

The original specimen contained a full standard alphabet, along with a small collection of unicase and lowercase alternates. We not only expanded upon those alternates, but took it a step further.

I’ve always been a fan of Constructivist art, and from my earliest recollection of it, I recall condensed Cyrillic lettering. So it isn’t any surprise that when brainstorming how to take Boilermaker further, the idea of adding Cyrillic came to mind. So I guess this 1970’s type specimen revival found inspiration across time from the Contructivist era to now.

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