Colt font family
Colt font family is a new slab serif typeface with a very distinctive masculine appearance. It comes from the fact that this typeface is inspired by and dedicated to the inscriptions on the muscle cars of the 1960’s – landmarks of the American car industry and still greatly valued by the automobile fans and collectors. As you may expect, Colt has all that the originals possess – mainly class, high performance and power. To get the shape needed, the typeface designer puts in use the well known and much explored Clarendon style and most notably its specific bracketed slab serifs and ball terminals. As a result Colt is a very solid and sturdy looking display font with great legibility that would be perfect for headlines, posters, logotype, advertising, etc.
Also, Colt could work very well when combined with other fonts either as a primary choice or in a supporting role. There is one more very distinctive feature of Colt font family that has to be mentioned. As sparing and economy are not among the characteristics of the 1960’s muscle cars, the same should be said about this typeface’s utilization of the space. It goes directly against conservation of the space – a much explored trend in the modern type design. On the contrary, with its lavishly wide letterforms, Colt accounts for a very generous use of the horizontal space. Of course, this is slightly different for any one of the wide range of weights the font family offers – namely Light, Regular, Medium, Demi, Bold and Black. For even greater amount of choices, a softer version was created with more rounded letterforms – Colt Soft.
Colt font family is designed by the US type designer Mattox Shuler and released by his Fort Foundry. In his work Mattox accentuates on fun, adventure and creativity and not surprisingly his typefaces quickly took their place into “Hot New Fonts” lists. Have a look at some of them: Factoria, Industry Inc, Gin (included in our 13 awesome fonts by 2013 debut designers on MyFonts)
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Supported languages: Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Welsh
Designer: Mattox Shuler
Publisher: Fort Foundry