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User currently offlineHeavymetal From Ireland, joined May 2015, 20 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Does anyone know the name of the PRINT FONT/STYLE Boeing uses on labelling in their cockpits?

It seems military in origin, but unique to aviation related use.

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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2454 times:

The majority (on buttons etc) is Gill Sans and Gill Sans Condensed (the London Underground font).

Obviously there are subtle changed based on exactly what's being labeled, but that's the basic font.

User currently offlineTT737FO From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 472 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

777 just blew me away with that

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

Should I be worried?

User currently offlineN1641 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2220 times:

it is somewhat scary that someone actually knows the name of the font used in aircraft!  Smile

User currently offlineRogueTrader From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2203 times:



And yes, a little disturbing.

Would you consider making it your duty in life to go around answering questions in such an indisuptable way, on the first replied post, for every question that comes up on this site?



User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

Anyone know where you can download this font from?


User currently offlineKd From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

yeah, as a designer and typographer (yes, I am one of those guys who actually draw these letters...) I in deed can help you. gill sans is a font sold by linotype, check their website at http://www.fontexplorer.com and type "gill" into their search box. it will come up with a couple results, most of them are about $24 each, which is a pretty darn good deal.

the boeing logo font btw is called "stratosphere" and isn't available. it's a custom designed font (meaning they paid BIG bucks so that the designer wouldn't sell it to anyone else). I believe the great erik spiekermann of fontshop.com did it. check their site, they have tons of other great fonts as well.

oh yeah: don't even think about ripped off free fonts, almost 99% of them are lame versions done by people who had no idea about design...

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