New typeface Aeronaut: Blackletter meets Steampunk

Joe Pemberton's picture

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.

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dberlow's picture

It looks great! Reminds me of that mad Ludwig's Castle. European Chocolates?

Cheers!

JeffPeppers's picture

:) 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

Stephen Rapp's picture

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.

microspective's picture

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).

Enjoy!

peterf's picture

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? ;-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Against_the_Day

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ill sans's picture

Very nice! Made me instantly think of Rheingold too.

riccard0's picture

Some little history on the style:
http://typophile.com/node/15909

Chris Keegan's picture

For some reason I thought of Terry Gilliam... Baron Von Munchausen. I like it.

hrant's picture

That was an amazing movie!

hhp

Joe Pemberton's picture

Aye, Chris, great movie and Terry Gilliam rules. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Gilliam

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