Sunday, 18 January 2009

02 Rover216 - inspired by Haynes Manuals

Rover 216 was inspired by the Haynes Manual for the Rover 213 & 216 (1984 - 1989).

Each character in the typeface is an unadulterated element of part of the technical drawings (bar two, which needed "slight" tweaking to make them work). The means that each and every letter is "as is" from the book - minus their surroundings. A difficult task indeed, quite a challenge to find letterforms in such detailed drawings. Not all letterforms are truly representative of the characters, but within the context of "a font" - the eye & brain start to make sense of the abstract.

I have enjoyed using the font for background elements / subtle touches to designs, I hope you find a suitable use for it too!

This typeface is now unavailable for download - but will be included in the limited edition CD Rom of all 52 Typefaces at the beginning of 2010. To secure a CD Rom, please email us (Phil & Gabi) at
If you would like to get involved in making a typeface for the project, please email us at : or leave a comment below!

1 comment:

please leave some wisdom for Gabi and Phil to soak up!