Published Dec 10, 2014Anyone that's stared deep into the text-heavy album art for Deafheaven's 2013 set Sunbather just hoping to one day use that font for themselves has reason to sleep well tonight. In a script-centric marketing move, the metal band have officially announced they've put the typeface up for sale.
If you're completely tired of standards like Arial or limited offerings like comic sans, you can now pick yourself up the "Sunbather" font, in a few variations. For $30,you'll nab yourself "Sunbather" in book, bold, and black weights.
A product description for "Sunbather" reads:
"Sunbather" is a stenciled flare-serif display face inspired by bright light and dissipating legibility. Referencing similar historical type experiments by Jan Tschicold, it questions the mind to connect what the eyes cannot see when the thinnest strokes of a didone font evaporate. The results were then finely tapered and sharpened to create a stern and angular mood when set in text or large words.
While the typeface had been crafted specifically for Deafheaven's album cover, designers can now utilize the stylish font on projects of their own. Regular joe's, meanwhile, may use it to type up pertinent questions like "why do I have so much disposable income?"
You can order the font here, either on its own or bundled with Deafheaven-brand blankets or posters.
As previously reported, Deafheaven have plans to put out a new LP in 2015. Details on the album and font have yet to be delivered.