suggestions for aggressive, adrenaline charged font

adenson's picture

hi -- anything come to mind for a font that could work for Racing cars? i have been searching for days, nothing really popping out. the main letter is "S" so something with a curvy quality but bad a**! thanks in advance for any suggestions! :)

gezegen's picture

Maiola comes to mind: http://www.type-together.com/Maiola

Agressive, stressed, somehow and somewhat unquiet, unpeaceful,... as if saying "Get out of my way!" Not bad for a racing car! Still not convinced? Then look at the italic capitals K, R , X,....!

Still not sold? Then wait for suggestions from the experts!

adenson's picture

thanks!

hrant's picture

I'm personally not feeling it in Maiola, but it does give me the idea of suggesting this:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/type-together/eskapade/fraktur-italic/

Or what about this?
http://www.themicrofoundry.com/other/nour&patria/dev/nour-latin.gif
Although you'd want the Bold.

Or: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fw-alias/klute/

But I'm sure better suggestions are on their way.

hhp

Chris Dean's picture

I think I win :P

Chris Dean's picture

@adenson: Is this personal, professional, or academic work?

adenson's picture

those are interesting ! thanks for making suggestions. :) i am thinking more masculine ... maybe yumi but outlined: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/positype/yumi/bold-oblique/

adenson's picture

@chris -- it's for a friend but they may use it for business.

adenson's picture

great font suggestion, chris. thank you!

Chris Dean's picture

I was actually half joking! Hilarious. Please post your work if you manage to pull off using Slipstream. I’d love to see it in action. If I’m not mistaken, it is mandatory that every city in the world have at least one courier service which uses this typeface ;)

adenson's picture

:) i think we need something a little more cutting edge ... but yeah, i've seen that used a lot

JamesM's picture

The logos of some car companies known for speed don't necessarily reflect that in their font choices:

And most real race cars are covered with sponsor logos:

I know this info isn't particularly helpful to you, but just thought I'd point it out.

A few weeks ago I took my nephew to a monster truck show and many of those actually had more dramatic (but mostly juvenile) use of graphics and fonts.

Renko's picture

Try Dispatch by Cyrus Highsmith.

Té Rowan's picture

Typodermic's Hemi Head 426?

adenson's picture

pablo, james, renko and té -- thanks so much. i am going to play with these font suggestions and see what he likes. james, good point about performance car companies. i really appreciate the input -- very helpful! some new fonts i hadn't seen ... :)

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