About The National Font
The National is an ultra-condensed Type Family that includes Light, Regular & Bold versions. Each version contains a clean, textured (Aged), and Oblique version. With 3 weights and aged treatments, The National can give a diverse set of aesthetics. Light gives a much more modern, fashionable feel and bold gives a more rugged vibe for whisky packaging.
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Have you ever wondered which font best represents the United States? Look no further than the National Font! This typeface, developed by designer Kory Hearst, has been recognized as the official font of the United States since 2004. It’s no surprise that the National Font is one of the most recognizable and widely used fonts in the country.
Before we explore the National Font, it’s important to understand the purpose of a typeface. Typefaces were originally created as a way to preserve information and make it easily readable. With the rise of printing technology, designers needed a way to standardize printed letters, and thus, typefaces were born.
The National Font, otherwise known as the “Highway Gothic” font, was originally developed in the 1940s by the Federal Highway Administration. It was used primarily for highway signs and quickly became known for its strong legibility and sense of urgency. The National Font was then reimagined and modernized by designer Kory Hearst in 1993, to better suit digital mediums.
Today, the National Font can be found on all sorts of signs, from street signs to airport signage. Its bold yet simple lettering makes it easy to read from a distance, making it crucial for guiding individuals on roads and in other public spaces. The font has become a staple in American culture and is so widely used that it’s nearly impossible to go a day without seeing it.
The National Font’s popularity hasn’t gone unnoticed and has sparked debate amongst designers about its suitability for certain contexts. Despite criticisms about its lack of elegance and style, it remains an essential font for public use and has a strong place within American history and society.
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