Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Railroad Fonts, or Fonts Made of Railroads?
Most of us know what a railroad font is. It's the style of lettering chosen by our favorite prototype for its name.
One of the most common old time railroad fonts is Railroad Roman. Others are named after the railroad that popularized them.
But what if a railroad font wasn't made of actual letters, but of actual railroads? Or a model railroad, in this case.
That's what Ludvig Bruneau Rossow, a graphic designer from Oslo, Norway, did. After finding an old model train in his grandmother’s basement, he decided to recreate every letter of the alphabet.
I don't know about you, but I don't think it will catch on.