New Release: Spargo

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Paul Lloyd's picture
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New Release: Spargo
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The Spargo family of six typefaces has just released on [[http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/gatf/spargo/ | Myfonts.com]] and on [[http://www.fontspring.com/fonts/gatf/spargo | Fontspring]].

Spargo is inspired by 20s and 30s American typefaces, often seen on share certificates and other securities. We thought it was time to bring a touch of transatlantic boom and ebullience to our portfolio of typefaces, not to mention a healthy dose of Roaring 20s spirit. Spargo is the result, offered in six all capitals display typefaces.

Here are speciments of the six faces...

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I like the overall feeling. But A's smoothness seems out of place compared to the angularity of other letters.
Also R and especially s are too wide.

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I would'nt say that the A is out of place, if I look at the bottom right of the Z, the tail of the Q, the top right of the V or the X. However It would have been probably a good idea to use the same smoothness on the tail of the R. Nice work!

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Reminds me (in a good way) of the type all over the American dollar. Nice work.

Paul Lloyd's picture
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Joined: 11 May 2008 - 4:13am
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Thanks for your kind feedback everyone. That sort of share scrip/currency feel is just the sort of thing we were aiming for Trevor.