Friday, June 22, 2012
Free Font - Tenderloin
Chank reports: [edited]
Ben Eine is one of London’s most prolific and original street artists who specialises in the central element of all graffiti — the form of letters. So it’s only natural that his work should be adapted to become a font for modern age computers.
Tenderloin comes in two beautiful styles that can be overlapped. The uppercase are the fills, and the lowercase are the shadows; set them in defferent colors on overlapping text blocks and voila! you get thrilling two-colour type!
Ben likes to call this his ‘San Francisco font’ because it is based on the lettering style he used on a number of aerosol murals and letters he painted on the shutters and walls of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district in 2010 and 2011.