TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Mon Nov 19 23:26:55 EST 2018

SEARCH THIS SITE:

IMAGE SEARCH:

FONT RECOGNITION VIA FONT MOOSE

LUC DEVROYE


ABOUT







John Sizemore

Creator of the modular display typeface Westinghouse (2013). This typeface has a long history, as John explains: In 1963, the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company adopted a moniker, Group W, and a new corporate identity, which included a Group W logo and a typeface for use by the Group W-owned radio and TV stations in call letters and logos. This typeface--which I've called Westinghouse--was also used for Group W-owned satellite communication companies, syndicated productions and satellite distribution units. This practice ended in 1995, when Group W began a lengthy merger with CBS to become CBS Broadcasting, Inc. I grew up in one of the cities that was served by a Group W station, WJZ 13. While many found the logo unattractive, it got me interested in graphic design at an early age, though I never became a professional designer. I've spent twenty years collecting samples of the typeface from print and online sources. After much procrastination, I've completed this version of Westinghouse in three weeks. I created one many years ago, but, in light the popularity of Ray Larabie's Anklepants, I didn't want to be accused of infringing on his work. A comparison of Westinghouse with Anklepants is included on a sample sheet, which can be obtained by request. I also designed punctuation marks and a Greek and Russian alphabet. I even included the Group W logo. As this font design may still be the property of CBS Broadcasting, Inc., it is free for commercial use. Just acknowledge some thanks to me via e-mail.

EXTERNAL LINKS
John Sizemore
Fontspace page
MyFonts search
Monotype search
Fontspring search
Google search

INTERNAL LINKS
Type designers ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Sites with only a few free fonts ⦿ Type for TV ⦿








file name: John Sizemore Westinghouse Font 2013


file name: John Sizemore Westinghouse Font 2013b


file name: John Sizemore Westinghouse Font 2013c







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