Font Family: Defense, Number of fonts: 8*OTF + 8*WOFF, Type Foundry: Reserves, Designer: Michael Jarboe, Design date: 2011
Defense is an unyielding rectangular slab-serif stencil face designed with consistently balanced letterforms and a refined finish. Itís extremely angular geometric form commands attention in display settings, yet is also legible in short text blocks.
The stencil mark width varies accordingly with each weight, helping to further define each style. Numerous alternate character sets allow room for customization, while the expanded ligatures push letter combinations to the limit.
Stylistically, Defenseís almost crude, sharp-cornered construction is balanced by itís sophisticated finish and attention to detail, often unrealized in similar faces of this genre. The upright weights are complimented by pairings of true italics, completely rebuilt, slightly narrower in width with modified letterforms, increasing their contrast and flow.