Autobahn SVG Bitmap font by simon stratford

Autobahn SVG bitmap stencil font

First font of 2019 and it’s another Opentype-SVG Bitmap font. Called Autobahn SVG it’s a bold display stencil font. Very much in the vain of my other typeface called Mind The Gap.

This time it has one major difference from Mind The Gap. It has an incredibly detailed version thanks to the new OpenType SVG Bitmap font technology (read more about OpenType-SVG Bitmaps).

OpenType SVG Bitmap allows full-colour images or thousands of shades of grey—they are not vectors but bitmaps. OpenType-SVG bitmap fonts open the door to a whole new world of detail.

I thought it would be neat to revisit the stencil look—so I did.

Autobahn SVG Stencil

Autobahn SVG was created with real stencils cut out by hand and sprayed onto paper with black acrylic paint. It was fun to create but incredibly messy, that spray paint gets everywhere!

At least you don’t have to get covered in black paint to enjoy this font.

In my usual fashion, the font is far from perfect. It’s dirty and distressed—just like a real stencil. Plus I would not have it any other way.

Don't Believe everything you think. Autobahn SVG Bitmap font by simon stratford

Don’t Believe everything you think. Autobahn SVG Bitmap font by simon stratford

Unicase font

It is a unicase font meaning it only has capital letters. It contains at least two alternatives for each A-Z letter. A-Z uppercase has one version of each letter, and a-z lowercase has another.

Autobahn also includes a few additional alternatives with missing counters. Make use of them to give your design a more random look. Combine them with the free 42 paint spray drips, and you can create a graffiti masterpiece.

The cool thing about the SVG bitmap font it’s all on a transparent background so you can quickly change the colour in Photoshop or Illustrator.

Uppercase and alternatives Autobahn typeface

Uppercase and alternatives Autobahn typeface

Autobahn SVG Usage

Autobahn SVG is perfect for getting that military or urban look and feel. Great for posters, headlines, book covers and packaging—or anything where you want that graffiti style.

Autobahn OpenType SVG: Please read

OpenType-SVG bitmap fonts are still using very new technology. Support for them is limited but growing all the time. Please take note of the following information before you buy the typeface.

OpenType-SVG Bitmap fonts only work in the latest versions of Photoshop CC2017+ and Illustrator CC 2018+, plus a handful of other native OSX apps. They also work on the more modern versions of windows again only in Photoshop CC2017+ and Illustrator CC 2018+.

Windows users might not see your letters when you install the font. But it does work in the applications mentioned above.

The latest Adobe Indesign also supports OpenType-SVG bitmap fonts, but you may experience problems exporting them as CMYK pdf.

Image backups

If your software is too old I’ve provided high-resolution images, so you can still manually compose letterforms inside photoshop or your application of choice.

Also very handy if your end design is huge, the high-resolution images should have your back in terms of quality. So make use of them if you plan on creating large print designs.

Autobahn traditional vector font included

With Autobahn SVG you also get a traditional vector font. It’s not quite the same as the SVG version (not as much detail), but it will work in any graphics application.

Included with the Autobahn OpenType-SVG font

  • Uppercase characters
  • Lowercase characters (They are alternative versions of uppercase)
  • Numbers
  • Punctuation
  • Symbols and marks
  • Support for Western, Central and South Eastern European languages

Included with Autobahn Vector font

  • Uppercase characters
  • Lowercase characters (They are alternative versions of uppercase)
  • Numbers
  • Punctuation
  • Symbols and marks
  • Full support for Western, Central and South Eastern European languages.

Bonus spray paint textures

Also included with the font, are 42 high-resolution spray paint drips—all created by hand by me.

Use them how you like, but they look super cool placed over the font to make each letter look slightly different.

Buy Autobahn for £15

Buy Autobahn SVG

Also please note this is a massive download over 700mb of lovely spray paint goodness.

Enjoy.

Autobahn SVG examples

Don't quit Autobahn SVG Bitmap font by simon stratford

Don’t quit Autobahn SVG Bitmap font by simon stratford

Achtung baby! Autobahn SVG Bitmap font by simon stratford

Achtung baby! Autobahn SVG Bitmap font by simon stratford

I have seen the truth...Autobahn SVG Bitmap font by simon stratford

I have seen the truth… Autobahn SVG Bitmap font by simon stratford

Autobahn SVG Bitmap font by simon stratford

Autobahn SVG uppercase and alternatives

Police Line do not cross Autobahn SVG Bitmap font

Police Line do not cross Autobahn SVG Bitmap font

Stop making stupid people famous—Autobahn font

Stop making stupid people famous

It's the will not the skill—Autobahn font

It’s the will not the skill

Make Tea not War—Autobahn typeface

Make Tea not War

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