A while ago, I was in San Francisco with my mom when I saw this guy on Market:
Striking, no? It seems to have caught the eyes of others, too. I love the characters because each (save ‘I’) fits into its own rectangle, but manages to do a lot with the constraint. Creative use of negative space (‘Q’, ‘M’, ‘W’, ‘B’) make the words feel like they’re chiseled out of a chunk of stone.
The colors and typeface are so great, I decided to pay homage to the man’s creativity and create a font so we can all be as loud as him. I downloaded FontForge, and after a few hours came up with this:
Much like a software application, I realized that you don’t appreciate all a nice font does until you have to make one yourself. My font (which I’ve dubbed “Fornicator Out”) only defines the characters
A-Z!,, i.e., only the characters displayed on the poster. If you aren’t typing in caps, you aren’t loud enough for this font (also, FontForge’s copy/paste feature wasn’t working, so I couldn’t remap
a-z to reference their counterparts).
Give it a spin. It’s a TrueType font, so it works on both Mac and Windows. If you decide to use it, just give me (and Market Street guy who probably doesn’t like my fornicating) some credit: FornicatorOut.ttf.
And now, some copy to whet your appetite for hating on “unlawful sex.”
Let’s get into this repenting…
Of course, the real fun starts when you add color: