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.
It also has a large number of alternate glyphs that, thanks to OpenType technology, automatically combine to create the unique feel of a future that is always just around the corner.
The family has four weights of upper and lowercase along with an all-uppercase inline style. These are all perfectly suited to display settings that need to convey high-technology, modern athletics or futuristic ambitions.
Torque is available in five feature-rich weights, with one display variant.
V1.0—Initial release version; 2009.12
V2.0—Added Book weight, tabular figures; 2013.07