I finally stopped procrastinating and pulled the trigger on Glyphs which means that I can finally generate an OpenType version of Rugby font that should work everywhere. Call it version 1.0.2. Download it here.
I certainly never expected to see the font here. Oddly enough, I was reading Chaykin’s American Flagg series when it was first released in the mid-80s, so I probably first encountered the font here years before I ever saw a Spacemen 3 record.
Among other things that have backed up here – three different sightings of Rugby font from expert spotter Chris Richardson. A Lee Hazlewood Australian 7″ EP from 1970. The Holy Modal Rounders’ Last Round album from 1978. Shocking Blue’s “Mighty Joe” 7″ from 1969. And while Other Music in NYC may have closed, Left Of … Continue reading “Rugby font in the wild – part 8”
Chris Richardson finds another Rugby font instance. This one on a Stones 7″ from Italy. Previous Rugby font sightings.
Chris Richardson emails in with a Rugby font sighting – this time on 7″ from Pete Townshend-connected pop oddballs Thunderclap Newman. Previous Rugby font sightings.
This time courtesy of enigmatic German pop sensation Heino in 1971 This sighting courtesy of the Font Feed blog, who add: Another rarely seen Mecanorma typeface can be found on Heino’s In Einer Bar In Mexico. The character shapes in Contest are created by elliptical counter forms cut out of curved square outer shapes. This … Continue reading “Rugby font again”
As a Gerry Anderson fan, I highly approve of this use of Rugby Font! [via Space 1970]
Kinda annoyed that I missed this one before. Knowing how Smile informed of the recording of Playing With Fire, you could probably draw lines of influence based entirely on where the font appears. Get the font here. Previously: Rugby font in the wild That pesky Rugby font again
I’m always on the lookout for early examples of the “Spacemen 3” font and ran across this cover for a mid-70s French library music LP. [via Digger’s Digest] P.S. My version of the font is called Rugby and is available for download.
Rugby Font is a typeface based upon the lettering style used by the British psychedelic/drone band Spacemen 3 for their first couple of albums from 1986-1989. The lettering originally appeared on concert flyers in the late sixties and on some releases from the era (Shocking Blue, The Beach Boys, The Stooges, and more). The earliest … Continue reading “Rugby Font”