This package includes Piston in Webfont formats (3 font files total).
Victorian revivals and inspirations often seize on the period’s tendency toward florid decoration. However, the times were also the final surge of the industrial revolution, a time that witnessed the ultimate development in steam, diesel and oil: engines of all kinds. Piston captures the nitty-gritty of a hard-boned indomitable age, boundless in its faith in the technologies of iron and steel, tempered by half-remembered neo-classical details such as the verticality of neo-gothic windows, and finely detailed finials. It’s all here in the brute strength of the verticals, the blackness of the tight setting, the contrasting delicacy of the terminal serifs.
Steven Skaggs designed Piston as a typeface to be tinkered with. Convert it to outlines, pull the verticals and horizontals, pack it tight, and a headline becomes a logotype. Piston can pump like a line of pistons, turn like a turbine, or use it with discretion as a drop cap with a contrasting neoclassical like Century and you get an immediate boost of horsepower. Anyway you drive it, Piston produces a riveting experience for the viewer.
Use Piston big. Convert it to outlines and customize it to your liking by pulling out horizontal or vertical strokes. Pack in some horizontal bars where it makes sense. This typeface is great for logos, movie posters, magazines, book covers, toy packaging, cars, tools, cookware, and much more.