font for a military project

erin4's picture

Hi Everyone,
I was wondering if you could help me with a typeface for a project. I did a logo for a project and was all set to go with it and then the name changed. I attached the previous logo.
The new name needs to have capital and lowercase letters. I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good font for this. I like Foundry Gidnnik in medium or bold but I am lookig for something a bit more tough and militaryesque. The audience is the military and the feel for the project is "security and stealth" hence the first project name.

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Scott Leyes's picture

Microgramma/Eurostile has the same basic shape (in bold extended), but includes a lowercase (no stencil cutouts, however)

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/eurostile/bold-extended-2-63893/

To me, "tough" and "stealth" seem mutually exclusive... I could see "stealth in a VERY light weight sans serif, but "tough" usually tends toward somwthing like Goudy Oldstyle extrabold; you might compromise on something like Glaser Stencil (http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ef/glaser-stencil/), there's a "rough" version here too.

hn2o's picture

Doesn't this just scream for United? Especially the stencil versions?

guezworks's picture

You can also try Kelly Twenty or DF Battery Park. Both from Veer.com

erin4's picture

Thanks, I really like eurostile, I am messing around with that. If anyone has anymore suggestions that would be great. I do like United but the lowercase is important.

hn2o's picture

What's wrong with United's lowercase?

erin4's picture

I usually like United in all uppercase, I feel like the lowercase is to angular for the new title which is 'Gateway'

erin4's picture

I have been starting to really like using Blair or Bank Gothic, i am now tring to find a font that cooridantes well with them with nice lowercase set. (???) The logo will be 'Dark IP' in all caps and then 'Gateway' with lowercase. i know it is a crazy name but i didnt elect to change it, i feel i am in a star wars movie.

dan_reynolds's picture

If you like Bank Gothic, try this (http://www.typeoff.de/?p=135); it is Bank Gothic with lowercase letters, too.

erin4's picture

ahhh this is perfect thanks a million

dan_reynolds's picture

You are welcome! Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions. Is this "Gateway" in any way related to RCAS Gateway? I know some designers who worked on graphics for that software package for the military… must have been a little over a decade ago.

erin4's picture

No this is a new project, but that would be interesting to see the design from a decade ago for a similiar project.

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