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This new typeface Aeronaut is like Blackletter meets Steampunk. Can't readily think of a use for this, but that won't stop me from admiring it.
It looks great! Reminds me of that mad Ludwig's Castle. European Chocolates?
:) dressy and interesting in the the small bits, but not whorish either
looks like the details start getting lost a smaller pt sizes, but even then its still legible
I'm thinking it must be from a historic source. There are at least 2 other blackletters that are like it on MyFonts with some very minor details that vary. None of them mention a source.
I recently used Aeronaut on a small project that called for a futuristic Victorian feel (think Tim Burton style without the darkness). Used it alongside Knockout. Very nice!
I was compelled to adjust the f and y after converting a title to outlines. (See "fly" in the preview above).
Thomas Pynchon's massive steam-punk novel Against the Day has the "Chums of Chance" floating all over the world in a huge lighter-than-air craft. Perhaps it's a reference? ;-)
Happy 2010, all you Typonauts!
http://slowprint.com/ Letterpress for Typographers!
Very nice! Made me instantly think of Rheingold too.
Some little history on the style:
For some reason I thought of Terry Gilliam... Baron Von Munchausen. I like it.
That was an amazing movie!
Aye, Chris, great movie and Terry Gilliam rules. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Gilliam