Airbag slab serif typeface
Airbag is a trendy display typeface aimed at achieving a stylish, clean, slab look and feel. Airbag free version only has uppercase letters and numbers (with a few other characters thrown in for good measure). As I said in the intro the font works best at large sizes so it’s best used for big headlines and posters.
You might have to tweak the leading and kerning, this is the first font I have created and the learning curve in fontographer was quite big – and my time quite short.
The font has only one weight,
has no lowercase letters, it also has no Scandinavian letters, such as Æ Ø Å (sorry) airbag now has uppercase and lowercase letters with over 200 glyphs (for the paid version).
Why is it called Airbag?
The name, well, to be honest I couldn’t decide on a name. So many slab fonts, so many names. I was gonna to call it “Hipster Headline”, then it changed to Idioteque. I liked the idioteque name but thought that people might have a hard time spelling it, so canned that idea.
Finally I decided to call it Airbag. The name comes from the Radiohead song Airbag from the Album ok computer.
I think its easy to remember, I searched online and did not find any fonts with that name – so it stuck, boom, a new font was born – yea.
Airbag slab serif typeface usage
Feel free to download and use for your non commercial work, I wouldn’t suggest using this as a webfont as it will look shitty. If you use the font I would appreciate a link back or a tweet.
Thanks for popping by.
Download Airbag below
For Those that don’t read to good
To use uppercase characters you must press caps lock key on your keyboard, or hold down the shift key. I get a lot of comment saying I downloaded the free version and typed something and nothing appears, it only has uppercase people!
Please note: Although this font is free, it can not be distributed by individuals, bulletin board systems, FTP sites, WWW sites, etc., without prior permission.
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