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Flyboy Font (1999) The South African Superhero

  FLYBOY – The South African Superhero Designed by Stephen Embleton in 1999. Flyboy Badge (regular) Flyboy Bullet (extruded/3D) Take the memory of something and try to redraw or recreate it. Guaranteed it’s slightly different to the original experience but it’s now your interpretation of it. Now it’s got some of your other perceptions, some of your other memories, and some of your misconceptions about it combined to give you something unique in your world. A superhero has a specific look, try and redraw him/her & you end up with a new superhero. If you were me he/she’d have some South African characteristics – e.g.: a bruh-cut, khaki tights to blend into the veld, a multi-coloured cape to represent all the official race-groups, a hip-translator to communicate with every citizen, and a red-bull flask on his/her back – hey, he/she needs wings. And the most important characteristic would be his/her badge on his/her chest. He/she’d be too busy getting air-jacked to get a designer to de

Biltong Font (1999)

Stephen Embleton: Designer in 1999 of Biltong, a hip quirky handwriting font. Fontified by Brode Vosloo at Sacred Nipple. Take a detour through any one-horse-town and you’ll find them on the side of the road advertising the best fast food in South Africa. Biltong – don’t ask what it means, you just know what it is. Buck, cow or ostrich meat hung on a hook, salted for taste, and dried out in the veld air for your convenience. Designed by Stephen Embleton of Blue Kryptonite fame, Biltong uniquely captures the freedom and looseness of authentic African signage. The creativity and flamboyance of the aApeople has been successfully harnessed and meticulously compiled to make you a font fit for your unashamed assault. About Sacred Nipple Type Foundry: Founded in 1996, Sacred Nipple Type Foundry was a South African foundry located in KwaZulu-Natal. The main designers were Brode Vosloo, Lyall Coburn, Stephen Embleton and Scott Dukes. View the Font PDF spread. Download the font here.