Power Grid and Power Grid Oblique in Open Type

UPDATE 8/17/2014: Check out Power Grid 2.0.

Power Grid was one of my earliest Fontstruct designs. The basic concept was inspired by early 20th century constructivist designs and has a very industrial feel. I’ve recently revisited the concept and am releasing Power Grid as an OpenType font.


While converting it to OpenType, I was able to add an oblique version. Something that wasn’t really possible in Fontstruct. Hopefully, it makes Power Grid more useful as a family. (Note: Both fonts start with an SbB prefix to differentiate them from the Fontstruct originals.)

Oddly enough, Power Grid works well in both “high-tech” applications and constructivist-inspired retro designs. I’ve included some samples below that are directly inspired by some constructivist poster designs.