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F37 (or: Face37) [Rick Banks]

Rick Banks (b. 1985, Manchester, UK) established F37 (Face37) in 2010 in London, UK. His typefaces:

  • F37 Xan (2010). A counterless geometric typeface based on a geometric solid typeface from 1925 by André Vlaanderen.
  • F37 Form (2010). A mimimalist circular experimental (Bauhaus?) font. He writes about Form: After looking at Armin Hoffman's Die Gute Form poster and Herbert Bayer's universal typeface I constructed an alphabet based on their letterforms. Inspired by Wim Crouwel's Soft Alphabet, I constructed a grid to create the modular alphabet and programmed very tight letterspacing into the font lending itself to the style of Die Gute Form.
  • F37 Bella (2011). An extremely contrasted didone display typeface. He says that he was influenced not only by Didot, but also by Pistilli and by Tschichold's Saskia. F37 Bella won an award at TDC Tokyo 2012. See also F37 Bella Pro (2020), in Text, Hairline, Stencil and Display substyles.
  • F37 Ginger (2013). A Swiss geometric sans inspired by the work of Herb Lubalin, Jan Tschichold and Paul Renner. The customized version of F37 Ginger, Boots Sharp (2019), was commissioned by Coley Porter Bell and True Story as part of an extensive rebrand. F37 Ginger Pro was released in 2019.
  • F37 Neue Grotesque (2013).
  • F37 Stencil Bella (2013).
  • F37 Glaser Stencil (2015).
  • F37 Bolton (2016). A sans family influenced by the style of Berthold's G.G. Lange.
  • F37 Jan (2016). Inspired by Jan Tschichold's geometric sans-serif and Matthew Carter's Bell Centennial font, F37 Jan features pronounced ink traps.
  • F37 Jagger (2017). A sans inspired by Edward Johnston's London Underground font.
  • F37 Bergman (2017). A Peignotian typeface family that revives a revival Hans Möhring's Florida typeface. The Swedish director Ingmar Bergman consistently used Florida in his films.
  • BHF Beats (2018): Working alongside Wolff Olins we were comissioned to create the new font for the British Heart Foundation. The letterforms are based on their iconic logo featuring waves of a heart beat.
  • F37 Bobby (2018). A warm text typeface.
  • F37 Ping Pong (2018). A 1970s style dot matrix font that was inspired by the 1970s Letraset font Pinball created by Alan Dempsey.
  • F37 Factory (2019). Named after Andy Warhol's The Factory in New York City, F37 Factory was inspired by stencil letters etched into marble in what was once a Hovis flour mill in Ramsgate. That building was designed by E. W. Pugin. F37 Factory was originally conceived for a commercial development project for Want Marketing and commissioned by London design studio Bold & Bold.
  • F37 Judge (2019). Banks's take on DIN and old wood types.
  • F37 Moon (2019). Influenced by Avant Garde and Futura, in 14 styles.
  • F37 Flux (2019). Experimental and intestinal.
  • F37 Neuro (2019). A Swiss sans family.
  • F37 Beckett (2020). A sans based on British road signs from the 1930s. F37 Beckett pays homage to the British Ministry of Transport's 1933 alphabet.
  • F37 Stout (2020). An octagonal family base on a letterpress font called Stoutheart.
  • F37 Gruffy (2020). A grotesque.
  • F37 Hooj (2020). A geometric sans family.
  • F37 Wicklow (2020). A 24-style wedge serif inspired by the Gaelic letter carvings by Irish sculptor Michael Biggs in Dublin. It includes a set of stencil fonts as well.
  • F37 Snake (2020). an octagonal industrial stencil typeface inspired by John Carpenter's film Escape From New York.
  • F37 Caslon (2020). He explains why the world needs another Caslon: F37 Caslon is our personal take on a stone-cold classic. Originally designed by William Caslon in 1726, this old-style serif has fascinated typographers ever since. Over the years, the font has been tweaked, reworked, modernised, pulled, stretched, squashed and embellished, as successive generations have created their own versions of Caslon, particular to their times and tastes. We have taken the best of these seminal Caslon revisions to create our own super family in a huge range of weights and styles. Our cut features a tall x-height, old-style numerals, capital italic swashes, ligatures and discretionary ligatures.
  • F37 Grotesc (2021). Inspired by Pica Sans.
  • F37 Attila (2021). A sans serif is inspired by Albert Auspurg's Krimhilde (1933).
  • F37 Drago (2021). A serif typeface based on Columbus (1892).
  • F37 Wyman (2021). F37 Wyman is based on lettering work created by graphic designer Lance Wyman in 1976, which was commissioned as part of the graphic identity marking 200 years of American Independence.
  • Corporate typefaces include Dunlop Sans, F37 Selfridges (=F37 Bella), F37 Avid (=F37 Ginger), Pamela (for Foilco), F37 Zip (for the hotel chain), Pizza Pilgrims, Dar Headline (octagonal), Lloyds Bank (icons).
  • F37 Lineca (2021). A fifteen-weight geometric sans with a strong emphasis on the horizontal.
  • Ocado (2021). A custom sans done for a grocery company.
  • Stonewall (2021). A sans font for Stonewall, a cmpany that has championed a world where LGBTQ+ people everywhere are free to be themselves and enjoy life fully.
  • F37 Incise (2021). A heavy, experimental display font, inspired by stone cutting.

He also published Type Trumps, a set of playing cards that feature the main typefaces. Behance link.

EXTERNAL LINKS
F37 (or: Face37)
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INTERNAL LINKS
Font examples ⦿ Commercial fonts (small outfits) ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Type design in the United Kingdom ⦿ Bauhaus and type design ⦿ Modern style [Bodoni, Didot, Walbaum, Thorowgood, Computer Modern, etc.] ⦿ Stencil fonts ⦿ Circle-themed typefaces ⦿ Geometric solid typefaces ⦿ Corporate typefaces ⦿ DIN ⦿ Wood Type ⦿ Icon fonts ⦿ Octagonal typefaces ⦿ Typefaces for and about Donald Trump ⦿ Avant Garde typefaces ⦿ Experimental type ⦿ Map/Travel dingbats ⦿ Letterpress ⦿ Chiseled fonts ⦿ Caslon ⦿ Intestinal typefaces ⦿








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Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html