Uppercut Angle

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Credits

Designer(s)
Joachim Müller-Lancé
Foundry(ies)
Delve Fonts
Release Year
2011
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Script
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Delve Fonts
Tags
comic, display, lettering, script, thick

Background

Uppercut is a rather sporting fellow, originally developed for the Krav Maga training center of San Francisco (Krav Maga is a simple and efficient self-defense system that has become equally popular in Hollywood and with law enforcement). Joachim has spent several years training, hitting things and people whenever he needs a break from kerning. Uppercut can be seen on the school’s t-shirts and other articles.

The design idea sprang from pencil sketches for the center’s new identity. Uppercut’s shapes are not calligraphic or handwritten, more like lettering seen in comics or sports logos. Its brush movements are imaginary, not too literally brushy. During development, details were simplified and reduced until a bit of a cut-paper feel emerged, but more fluid like writing. The shapes are economical and efficient; simplicity makes the font versatile, holding up in small as well as big sizes.

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Last edited by delve on August 27, 2011, 01:31am EST

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