Font based on the cool S that everyone learns to draw when they are a teenager


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/25/font-based-on-the-cool-s-that.html


#2

I’ve always thought of this as the “heavy metal S” because of a resemblance to certain '80s heavy metal album cover fonts.


#3

None of the other letters look nearly as cool as the Cool S, which doesn’t even look that cool.

The Wikipedia article for the Cool S (which is flagged for deletion) lists the Supeman S as an alternate name. I don’t think that was a typo.


#4

#NOT ALL TEENAGERS!
 


#5

Ummm. Isn’t the reason we all drew that in the 90s because is was a Stussy logo? You guys gotta give credit where credit is deserved… I grew up back then. It wasn’t some mysterious cool S… It was literally on a bunch of Stussy clothing so we all drew it. Just like the Metallica logo


#6

This came up on the last post about the S. It predates Stussy, the founder says it wasn’t them, and nobody can find any examples of Stussy clothing with this S on it. This is as close as I can find:

(It’s also not the Suzuki S.)


#7

Teenager? If nine is a teenager maybe.


#8

I had never heard of this S before.


#9

What year was that? becase I have 1983-84 as the first time I came across it, in local poser/surf culture (in New England, where surfing is… not a super common sport)


#10

86-ish for me, in Minnesota where only the truly insane attempt to surf in the absolutely worst weather on Lake Superior in Duluth.

It’s the Heavy Metal S.


#11

Now we know what Rob was like in High School, though I would have thought more JD from Heathers, but a drawer of metal looking letter Ss works, too.


#12

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