Our eleventh pack of free fonts designed by the artists and cooperative members of Justseeds. This installment includes two fonts by Josh MacPhee.
Melodie Jazz is based off a cover font (pictured above) of a Malagasy garage rock/beat 7″ by a band of the same name from the late 1960s/early ’70s. It’s an appropriate name for the font, recalling some of the jazz associated typography of Ben Shahn, Stuart Davis, and Saul Bass.
Slogan Sharp is based off the font work Josh did for his “Abolish the Body Cops” poster series. Slogan Sharp has prodigious alternates that allow a lot of variation in a how words, letters, and lines commingle; and result in interesting visual rhythms to possible word constructions (see below). The font started as an attempt to create a modular typeface where all angles were at 45° or 90°, which is what gives it an Art Deco-vibe, and it evolved from there.
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These fonts are part of the Justseeds Open Type Project
A posterized photograph of Frantz Fanon with red, black, and yellow half-tone lines. Below, the text using the Melodie Jazz font states: “In the first phase of the revolt killing is a necessity: killing a European is killing two birds with one stone, eliminating in one go oppressor and oppressed: leaving one man dead and the other man free. – Frantz Fanon, 1961, The Wretched of the Earth.”