The Longhorn Font The Longhorn Font

Longhorn font

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Longhorn is college style font that was inspired by a Texas Longhorns T-Shirt bought at a thrift store in Austin many years ago.Initially I just wanted to create a couple of uppercase letters that share the same stroke weight and angles so they could be easily joined to form special ligatures like the capital TU found on that T-Shirt. The typeface was a cool looking 3D version, probably custom made. I started drawing the „flat“ letters, the 3D ones would derive from. Needless to say that I could not stop until the last letter was drawn – including a whole alphabet of lower case letters and many special characters.

different styles of the Longhorn font
Sample of Longhorn’s different styles

The 3D letters were drawn and transformed into a font. A fill font to be layered with the 3D version was added. I also created a stencil version of the font plus a rougher looking, carving-style „woodcut“ version. Finally a SansSerif with rounded corners was made …

Longhorn fontsample - glyphs
Longhorn font’s glyphs

The numbers of the 3D style are very well suited for creating old school looking T-Shirts and team wear.

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  1. […] 1:1 to real life tools.The font used for the type on this cap is made by myself some years ago – Longhorn comes in different styles of which here the 3D and 3D fill ones are used. This kind of font, the […]

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