Free Font Friday: Lot
Created by Sevoslav Simov, Lot is a display font that was inspired by Pac-man. Just kidding. Though it does have a retro vibe to it. Its wide, geometric letterforms and tight kerning are reminiscent of the heavy display fonts that commonly graced the covers of albums during the late 60’s and 70’s.
While some of the numbers suffer from a lack of legibility, the letters manage to maintain their readability despite their abstraction. Lot has a pretty unique character that lends itself well to a variety of uses. It feels somewhat retro and familiar, yet its forms are simple enough that they would be equally at home in a more modern context without feeling dated.
Lot has a very graphic read and its heavy weight allows for readability at a distance, making it an interesting design component for use within posters. Its geometry also provides a lot of interesting opportunities for animation. You can find Lot here.
I take it back. Maybe it was inspired by Pac-man.
Taylor is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Taylor is a graphic designer, illustrator, and Design Lead at Weirdsleep.