Aptly - The concept is “Geo-Soft”: characters are constructed from arcs of circle connected by orthogonal straight lines, with few diagonals as soft edges are carefully balanced against rigorous structure.
Bank Gothic is a very popular choice as a titling face for science fiction books, posters and countless television and movie titles. It is also a popular typeface for use in computer games and digital graphics.
What intrigued me about Buslingthorpe was the virtuoso challenge it presented, of designing a typeface that would, despite a ridiculously tiny x-height, still possess a coherent harmony between upper and lower case, and read comfortably. So I made these my benchmarks, and determined to outdo them in dramatic fashion. —Nick Shinn, Orangeville, March 2021
About This Font
Sweet Fonts Collection is a growing range of engraving lettering styles from the 20th Century. With the advent of the engraving machine (a pantograph device) around 1900, commercial engraving moved from the use of hand-cut plates to the use of masterplates (lettering patterns). Lettering was traced from the masterplate using the engraving machine, letter by letter, onto a coated steel plate, that would then be etched in a chemical bath. The resulting plate was used to print engraved stationery with the raised print distinctive to the process. Many of these lettering styles were used for decades for commercial and social applications (letterheads, wedding invitations, etc.), but as they were merely traced alphabets, were not “fonts”. Many remain unavailable in digital form. Over time, a number of the most popular styles were adapted to phototype, which sped up the process of plating for engraving, avoiding the need to trace each letter by hand with the engraving machine. Later, when type went digital, these phototype fonts were revived as digital fonts. As a result, the styles offered by engravers narrowed over time, as has the range of engraving styles revived in digital form. The Sweet Fonts Collection represents an effort to locate and revive obscure, engraved lettering styles that are at risk of fading away, as well as to re-interpret familiar designs for broader application. Sweet Fonts Collection. Published by MVB Fonts, San Francisco Bay Area, California. TEL: 510 525-4288
Sweet Fonts Collection End User License Agreement
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- Definitions. "Font Software" is digital software that generates typeface and/or illustration designs when used with computers and other software (hereinafter "Font Software" or "Font[s]"). "Licensed Entity" is the individual, company, or legal entity purchasing this License (hereinafter "Licensed Entity" or "you"). "Licensed User" is one (1) human being using one (1) personal computer owned by the Licensed Entity (hereinafter "Licensed User" or "User[s]").
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- Exclusive ownership. MVB Fonts, its licensors and their successors and assigns each retain all right and title to their respective software, trademarks, copyrights and the designs embodied in the Font Software. You agree not to copy the Font Software or create derivative works based upon the Font Software and/or the design of the Font embodied in the Font Software. You hereby agree that this term is contractual in nature and that the unauthorized use of the design of the Font and/ or the Font Software shall be an infringement of MVB Fonts' rights, causing significant monetary harm. You further agree that such damages cannot be readily estimated and that MVB Fonts shall be entitled, without the obligation of a bond, to seek a restraining order to prevent any unauthorized uses.
- Limited distribution. You are permitted to make a temporary copy of the Font Software for use by a commercial printer or service bureau solely for use in the production of your own materials. Copying and distribution to commercial printers or service bureaus is limited to those who clearly state that they are duly licensed to use the Font Software. You are further permitted to include a temporary copy the Font Software with a document solely for the purposes of facilitating your personal printing and/or viewing of the document.
- PDF embedding. You are permitted to embed the Font Software in AdobeÂ® AcrobatÂ® (PDF) documents, solely for the purposes of presenting information and designs to others or for sending designs to a service bureau or printer for output or other preparation for production. You hereby agree that any PDF shall be made in a secure manner that allows only viewing and printing of the PDF, and not the editing or alteration of the content. Font Software shall be sUbsEt when embedded and the PDF document shall be set as non-EditAbLE. If you are not sure how to subset and/or create non-editable PDFs, consult the manual or publisher of the software application from which you are exporting PDFs. You are not permitted to embed the entire character set or substantially all of the character set comprising any Font that is subject to this License. Use of Font Software in PDF documents for sale or products utilizing other forms of embedding of the Font Software for sale (for example as part of a commercial product such as a design template or an electronic book or use with a mobile device) is prohibited, and requires the purchase of a special license which may or may not be granted at the discretion of MVB Fonts.
- Internet use. You are permitted to use the Fonts to make GIF, JPEG, and PNG pixel-based images for use on the Internet as part of a website design provided that the image creation is not automated, the images are made personally by a Licensed User and not generated by a server, and that no embedding or other transmission of the Font Software is made possible. Embedding the Font Software in Web pages is expressly prohibited. You are not permitted to use the Font Software in connection with embedded font objects or by any other means that embed the Font Software for the purposes of displaying the Fonts on the Internet or on wireless Web browsers. You are not permitted to use the Fonts with AdobeÂ® FlashÂ® software. If you wish to use the Font Software for such purposes, you must purchase a special license, which may or may not be granted at the discretion of MVB Fonts.
- Restrictions. Use of the Font Software in any of the following circumstances and/or applications is NOT permitted without first obtaining the appropriate special licensing from MVB Fonts, which may or may not be granted at the discretion of MVB Fonts:
- ALPHAbEt or LEttErform-rELAtEd ProdUcts for rEsALE or LEttErform-crEAtion ProdUcts or dEvicEs.
- EmbEdding in ELEctronic dEvicEs; ELEctronic booKs, ALL gAming UsEs And/or dEvicEs.
- EmbEdding in softwArE.
- storing, cAcHing, sErving or otHErwisE Providing AccEss to tHE font softwArE to tHird PArtiEs viA tHE intErnEt for UsE or disPLAY on tHE intErnEt, irrEsPEctivE of tHE formAt or tEcHnoLogY UsEd.
- UsE in fiLm, UsE witH AdobEÂ® fLAsHÂ® softwArE, tELEvision or broAdcAst viA cAbLE tELEvision or on tHE intErnEt.
- UsE of AnY "dingbAts," iLLUstrAtions or imAgEs in or forming A PArt of tHE font softwArE As An ELEmEnt in or PArt of A Logo or trAdEmArK or on ProdUcts for sALE.
- instALLAtion of tHE fonts on A sErvEr for sErving fonts to UsErs.
- Trademarks. In the event you identify the Fonts used on your products or work product, you hereby agree to identify the Font Software by name (trademark) and the owner of the trademark in any such credits. All use of the trademark associated with the Font Software inures solely to the benefit of the trademark owner. No ownership right is granted by this License Agreement. MVB Fonts reserves all rights not expressly granted herein.
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- Other law. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or special damages, or implied warranties. AnY imPLiEd wArrAntY or condition crEAtEd bY LAw is onLY EffEctivE for tHE tHirtY-dAY (30-dAY) wArrAntY PEriod. tHErE ArE no wArrAntiEs or conditions of AnY Kind AftEr tHE tHirtY-dAY (30-dAY) wArrAntY PEriod. The exclusions noted above may not apply to you. Otherwise, and to the extent permissible by law, you agree that all implied warranties are not effective for more than thirty (30) days.
- Termination. This License Agreement is effective as of the date of full payment for the License. This License Agreement may be terminated by you at any time by destroying the Font Software together with any printed material and any copies of the Font Software. This License Agreement may be terminated without notice if you breach and/or fail to comply with any term contained herein.
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