Based on British road signs from the 1930s, F37 Beckett is well worth a test drive today.
F37 Beckett pays homage to the British Ministry of Transport’s 1933 alphabet. This somewhat idiosyncratic font was used on what are now called ‘pre-Worboys’ road signs. The caps-only font showed the way from 1933 to 1958, when Jock Kinnear and Margaret Calvert’s Transport font was introduced for Britain's first motorway (the Preston bypass).
With F37 Beckett, we’ve tweaked the MOT font’s original proportions and done away with the sharp terminals. However, we’ve made a point of keeping peculiar features like the short crossbar on the G and the odd shape of the S. We’ve also created a completely new lowercase alphabet, along with a truckload of new weights, including Dingbats of the original signage.
F37 Beckett is a quirky British classic, lovingly transported to modern times.
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