Handpicked Typefaces

Handpicked: The Industrial Sans

July 23, 2015 by
David Sudweeks
David Sudweeks

What is it about industrial typefaces that’s so alluring? They’re simple, uncluttered, sometimes clumsy. They get in and do their job and leave. And maybe that’s just it—a lack of artificial ingredients. No draftsman’s trying to wow you with his sophisticated handwork—what he’s trying to do is make some letters that people can read.

I made this fontlist on Industrial Sanses, made up of work that to me looks like it began as draftsman lettering, and progressed from there. Looking for something similar? There are also fontlists for faces with more of an industrial gritty texture, and those with a more technical bent.