Industries

Formats

Typefaces

  • These are the most common typefaces in the database, but there are many more. Try a search!

Setton RS 220 Receiver

Photo(s) by Stephen ColesImported from Flickr on Jan 9, 2012. Artwork published in .
190653544_029cc54a2a_o.jpg
Source: http://www.flickr.com Uploaded and tagged with “eurostile” by “Stephen Coles” on Flickr. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

Built in 1977 by Setton (a partner or subsidiary of Pioneer), this uncommon tuner is said to have been designed by Pierre Cardin, [update: enthusiast Chris Opfell claims it was actually designed by Allain Caire, an acolyte of Cardin] who has dabbled in things other than clothing.

This thing is a tank – well, more like a ’50s Cadillac. I have fond childhood memories of playing with the controls. The aluminum dials and buttons have a heavy, well-built feel that is rare these days. Changing the volume is so smooth it reminds one of power steering. And you gotta love those hefty handles, necessary for lugging this hunk of metal and walnut veneer.

More pics from a unit sold on eBay.

The type is a pre-digital version of Eurostile Extended.

More vintage electronics on The Mid-Century Modernist »

190652928_1e8b58e476_b.jpg
Source: http://www.flickr.com Uploaded and tagged with “eurostile” by “Stephen Coles” on Flickr. License: CC BY-NC-SA.
190653261_b564b1802a_b.jpg
Source: http://www.flickr.com Uploaded and tagged with “eurostile” by “Stephen Coles” on Flickr. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

“Danger, Captain! We have heat! And clipping! The good news is we also have protection. Let's hope it spares us from the heat and clipping.”


1 Comment on “Setton RS 220 Receiver”

  1. FoSeriousYo says:
    Oct 23rd, 2012  8:28 am

    Wow, normally I think of Eurostile as more of a beefy typeface, but at this size and in this context it really has some delicacy here that adds to the overall design of the object.

Post a comment

More Eurostile in use

Contribute to the Collection
Contribute Fonts in Use is a collaborative project. Create an account and submit your own work or other examples of typography.


Ads Via The Deck