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DEAFHEAVEN Offering The Sunbather Font For Purchase

What will they sell next?

What will they sell next?

While you might have thought the album cover for Deafheaven's Sunbather was awesome, I bet you didn't know that Deathwish Inc. label-mate and Touché Amoré guitarist Nick Steinhardt designed the custom font that is used all over the album himself.

Turns out that Steinhardt is quite the accomplished typographer as the guitarist has designed logos for everyone from Britney Spears and Selena Gomez to John Mayer and Beck. He's even done artwork for Neil Diamond and The Eagles.

And for the first time ever, you can buy and download the "Sunbather" font in three different weights – Book, Bold, and Black – to use on whatever you'd like!

Steinhardt describes the "Sunbather" font on his site:

"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.

"Sunbather Book" was originally designed for Deafheaven's acclaimed 2013 album cover, with the "Bold" weight crafted for use in smaller text, song titles, and throughout the packaging, print and web campaign. The "Black" weight is the most recent addition, created to round out the suite.

If you buy a Deafheaven blanket or poster, you can get a free download of "Sunbather Book." Or you can get all three weights for only $30 here.

[via Brandon Stosuy]

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