Not for the racists: Revolt is an angry display typeface to support BLM causes
Sam Rowe, a freelance illustrator based in the UK and illustration lecturer at Plymouth College of Art contributes to the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement through creation.
After creating a set of print-at-home protest signs, free for all to download and use with no restrictions, Rowe released a display typeface for sale with 100% of the money donated to BLM causes.
Revolt is “conceived and designed in anger and should be typed as such. It is an angry font for angry people” says Rowe.
Intended for use on protest, march, and change-making material this font is not available to bigots.
“There’s a lot of action to be taken at the moment so It really means a lot that we’re addressing this in the creative industries too” says Rowe.
Rowe is not the only creative supporting the movement for change against systemic racism.
Bobby C. Martin Jr., founding partner of Champions Design has designed a poster and a t-shirt for BLM available through Merch Aid and Matt Willey, graphic designer and a partner at Pentagram, NY has made all his typefaces available for sale to raise money for the Bail Project initiative.
At the beginning of the year I gave all my typefaces to the BuyFontsSaveLives initiative to raise $$ for Cancer charities. The new site is taking longer than we had hoped. Until then the typefaces are here: https://t.co/rsHlFT0nRL & any $$ made in meantime will go to @bailproject pic.twitter.com/zKjTXWKcWZ— Matt Willey (@MrMattWilley) June 15, 2020
“Donate, educate, support” is not merely a tagline, it’s a state of mind.
Revolt is available here.