About this font family
MetroBots is a fun loving, non-traditional but very functional family of 6 fonts made from big city skies, the long tropical morning shadows of ancient ziggurats and whole pueblo apartment blocks, nestled into the steep cliff-sides of sage-topped mesas in south western deserts.
OHG MetroBots Chromatic How-To
1. Type your text in MetroBots Chromatic-1 or Dieline. Or, given that this isn't the easiest font in the world to read, maybe you'll want to do your typing in a regular text font before converting to Chromatic-1.
2. Exit text editing mode. Apply a new fill colour to your liking. This is the background layer and since it has a drop shade or extruded effect, a darker colour typically makes sense.
3. Select and copy the text, then paste it in place, directly on top of the original. Then convert to Chromatic-2 and apply a new colour. This layer is a highlight. It represents the top or front edge of a channel letter box, so a lighter colour makes sense. It gets easier to read at this point.
4. Paste the copy of Chromatic-1 (still on the clipboard) in place as before and convert it to Chromatic 3 and apply a new colour as before. This layer is the recessed interior of the letters. For the best effect, you’ll want some contrast with layers 1 and 2, but there are no rules. If it looks good, it is good.
5. Repeat the paste in place step and convert to Chromatic-4, adjusting the colour to your liking. This is a striped layer that fits exactly on top of Chromatic 3 to add some texture, or it can be used in place of it.
There. You’ve done it.
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This is a good solid, but kind of whacky looking display type family borrowing from the heft of good old-fashioned children’s wooden building blocks and the look and feel of both modern and ancient pueblo architecture. With a bit of the not-so-subtle expressiveness of a comical robot on a WD-40 high on the side.
... And buy Metro Bots.
Thanks a million from the staff lounge at R•U•S•S•T Institute.