A TrueType Font by S. John Ross
Cumberland Games & Diversions
Spacedock Stencil is a font I assumed already existed - a stencilized, slightly stressed adaptation of a classic typeface that has long been associated with space-adventure fiction (used for signage in Space: 1999, the Star Trek films, and many others). I searched up and down for a long time, and while I encountered the occasional mock-up of stencils using this style, they were always individual works of graphic design, where somebody stencilized-and-stressed the thing by hand in a paint program.
So, I decided to stencilize-and-stress the entire keyboard set (plus some of my usual extras, like smartquotes and true dashes and things) all at once, so I'd never have to do it again!
I hemmed and hawwed over how much stressing to add ... did I want a flaked-paint look? A rusted-and-corroded look? A painted-by-an-idiot-not-competent-to-handle-a-paint-sprayer look? In the end, I went for very mild stressing - just a few random touches and a mild bloat to the edges, to give it a hasty but not *ruined* appearance, since added stressing is much easier to do later on than the rest. The final result is one I'm pleased with: an original font that hearkens back to an old favorite, and one that I'll find useful in upcoming Points in Space installments! Enjoy.
This font is copyright 2001 by S. John Ross. "Cumberland Games & Diversions" is a trademark of S. John Ross. This font is freeware for personal, non-commercial use of any kind (including website decoration and so on). Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in a commercial license; rates will depend on the details.
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