What is the Longhorn font?
I saw a cool UT-Ligature on an old (maybe 70’s or 80’s) Texas Longhorns fan-shirt – it was in 3D and I wanted something like that with my own initials A and B to print it on a baseball hat. I started drawing it and when I was finished, I thought it might be nice to do the same for my officemates. I needed another G, T and K. After finishing that I thought it might be cool to do this for other people as well. Since the source of all the 3D glyphs is found in the regular ones which get moved by a 45 degree angle and then connected with lines , I first draw all the uppercase regular glyphs. The thing that followed was kind of an addiction: after finishing the uppercase letters, I wanted to add lowercase letters, after finishing the 3D letters, I thought it would be nice to have a fill version to layer with the 3D letters. Having a rough, woodcut version of the regular style would be cool, too. And the font is also pretty much suited to make a stencil version. When all this was done, I was interested on how the font would look like without the serifs and curves instead of the 45 degree angles, so I did the Longhorn Sans. More…
Good to use for all sports-related designs, especially retro-style soccer/football shirts. Uppercase characters can be combined to form ligatures or logotypes.
Longhorn Font families
The Longhorn includes the following font families:
- Longhorn 3D
- Longhorn 3D Fill
- Longhorn Woodcut
- Longhorn Stencil
- Longhorn Sans
Here is a preview of how Longhorn will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.