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New Type: TorqueDecember 28, 2009

Torque began its life as an amalgamation of an American athletic lettering style and classic ‘space’ lettering styles. There were also references to the video games, ‘laser’ games and 1980s pre-teen sci-fi action movies of my youth. Over time, the family has evolved into a robust collection of display fonts that have some unusual characteristics.

Torque is at once calm and erratic, reserved and boisterous, today and tomorrow. It accomplishes this by having two unique voices in each font. It has a soft, yet stern, set of glyphs that don’t veer from the commonly accepted forms of the Latin alphabet.

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