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Dear Brothers in Type,

Do you know any other fonts, apart from Insignia, where the ‘A’ has a “top serif, but only to the right”?

Do you know any fonts which are specificly related to sports? Like the font which I associate with Super Bowl (the 0 is octagonal).

Sincerely,
Soren O

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Hrant,

Yes, Serpentine Italic somehow says “Formel 1” … allthough, Formel 1 isn’t “sport”, is it? It’s more like legalized crime  ;-)

Soren O

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> It’s more like legalized crime

Get rid of Ferrari’s low-ball tactics, and give those obnoxious tifosi something better to do than color their hair, and it’ll be just fine. In a couple of years, Raikkonnen and Montoya are going to give us some wonderful *real* racing, instead of expensive moving advertisements.

hhp

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>Like the font which I associate with Super Bowl (the 0 is octagonal).

that would be Machine I reckon. its both football-ish and hockey-ish and kind of terrible-ish in a neat way.

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Soren —

I’m not sure I understand your first question. Insignia’s ‘A’ serif goes to the left. This is not all that uncommon (though not usually so pronounced). One could probably trace the origins of this treatment (although a different style, to be sure) back to some medieval calligraphic forms.

But ‘A’s that have a single serif to the right are going to be hard to find. Goudy did a couple designs that might qualify. Goudy’s National Oldstyle has an unusual seriffy movement to the right. This face was based on lettering he did for National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) around 1900. Goudy’s Pabst Oldstyle also shows a similar flourish.

— K.

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Here’s a couple more Sports Slabs..

Colossalis

City

…and there’s one called Collegiate by Fluent Laser Fonts (made in the early 90’s, I think) but I can’t find a link to it.

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Sorry, all of you!

Do you know any other fonts, apart from Insignia, where the ‘A’ has a “top serif, but only to the LEFT (repeat: LEFT).

Thanks, Kent!


Soren O

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Concerning my question #2:

Thanks for links for City, Princetown etc. This is the typeface I used as an example of sports-related fonts. But do you know any other? The City/Princewon may be the only typeface specifically associating to sports?


Soren O

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Serpentine, dude, Serpentine.
Italicized for hi-speed sports…

hhp

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> Do you know any other fonts, apart from
>Insignia, where the ‘A’ has a “top serif, but
>only to the LEFT (repeat: LEFT).

Forgive me for saying this, but Courier has a nice top serif …

Jay

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Leftist A:
Concerto Rounded

I would also suggest trying identifont…

I’ll also have to second Serpentine as
a sporty font…I work in a screenprint
shop that caters to the collegiate market…
Serpentine is where it’s at.

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A few more lefty “A”s:

Lubalin Graph

Domestos