Airbag slab serif typeface
Airbag is a trendy display typeface aimed at achieving a stylish, clean, slab look and feel. The 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 typeface works best at larger sizes so it is best used for big headlines and posters.
You might have to tweak the leading and kerning, this is the first typeface I have created and the learning curve in fontographer is quite big – and my time short.
The typeface 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 Airbag name?
The name, well, to be honest I couldn’t decide on a name. So many slab typefaces, so many names. I was going 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 scrapped that one.
Finally I decided to name 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 couldn’t find any typefaces 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 nasty. If you use the typeface 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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