November 5, 2009
LanguagesAlbanian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Malagasy, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romansh, Spanish, Swedish
A Neogothic typeface that radiates trendy ease and allows bicolor compositions.
Aeronaut has been inspired by Kirchengotische Schrift, a font that can be found in a German font book from 1879 entitled ‘Vorlegeblätter für Firmenschreiber’. As its name suggests, it was designed for religious publications.
The glyphs of Aeronaut are derived from Textualis also known as Textura or Gothic Bookhand. Textualis represented the most calligraphic form of blackletter types and is today regarded as quintessentially Gothic.
The decorative elements of Aeronaut, the swashes we call parachutes and the squiggly arrows of the upper-case characters soften the font’s Gothic appearance.
Aeronaut Base combined with Aeronaut-Parachute allows bicolor compositions. Simply place them on top of each other to create playful, two-colored headlines.
Aeronaut Balloon is similar to Aeronaut-Parachute but offers even longer swashes.
Aeronaut Plain is similar to the ‘base’ style but works as a complete font on its own (as it contains all punctuation). We abandoned the swashes of the upper-case characters to keep the font pure and straight.