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“Defender of the arts” – RISD Public Safety cars

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jul 22nd, 2018. Artwork published in .
    “Defender of the arts” – RISD Public Safety cars 1
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Emergency_Vehicles. License: All Rights Reserved.

    RISD:

    Patrolling campus on foot, bicycle and in distinctively marked cruisers, the members of RISD’s Public Safety team work 24/7 to maintain a safe environment for RISD students.

    The big letters on the cars are from Mierop Inline. This geometric biline sans was originally drawn by Craig Mierop, who also made Ginger Snap. Photo-Lettering’s One Line (1971) shows it in caps only. After House Industries had purchased the PLINC assets in 2003, Australian type designer Dan Milne was commissioned to work on a digital revival and expansion. His version is distinguished by greatly revised letterforms, a newly added lowercase, and a two-color option. It was completed in 2010 and released with the new PLINC incarnation around 2011.

    “Defender of the arts” – RISD Public Safety cars 2
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Emergency_Vehicles. License: All Rights Reserved.
    “Defender of the arts” – RISD Public Safety cars 3
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    5 Comments on ““Defender of the arts” – RISD Public Safety cars”

    1. P.R. Gramly says:
      Jul 22nd, 2018  9:25 pm

      The sans doesn’t quite look like Univers. That lc a is distinctive. It looks like Akzidenz-Grotesque to me. Also Univers doesn’t have lc t with a flat top.

    2. Jul 23rd, 2018  6:21 am

      I think you’re right, P.R.. Good catch.

    3. Robert King says:
      Jul 25th, 2018  12:39 am

      Those are some stylin’ police cars.

    4. Jul 25th, 2018  4:37 pm

      Designed by RISD Media Group, I believe.

    5. Jul 25th, 2018  8:48 pm

      Thanks, Benjamin — that sounds reasonable!

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