A knuckle-cracker of a typeface

jezburrows's picture

Hi all,

I'm working on an album cover for a band, and I'm looking for a display face to experiment with. Specifically, I'm looking for something something rough, raw; the sort of typeface that would beat you up in an alleyway. Part brute, part showman. The album has lots of connotations to religion and an underlying spaghetti western/military feel here and there. The band's point of reference was—half jokingly—the Wu Tang logo, at least in terms of its over-the-top brutish qualities. Apologies if this is all terrifically vague!

As far as the project goes, it's for a folk/drone record with a ton of distortion and odd experimental sounds, and it'll be a digital print with a colour palette of two or three.

Any more information that would be useful, let me know! But anything you could suggest would be hugely appreciated.


jupiterboy's picture

Try this thread, possibly, for some ideas.


The Freight Micro Black Ital might be a direction.

elemcee's picture

A few that would kick my ass for sure- 850doublebumperalley, Backspacer, Copsucker, Short Wave, and TheDekoSide.


Miss Tiffany's picture

Acropolis and Knox from Hoefler & Frere-Jones are both pretty tough.

nvhladek's picture

How about Stud?

Nick Hladek

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