Transistor

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A mid-century condensed sans-serif inspired by old electrical component packaging from my grandparent's garage in Mountain View, California.

  • Super-condensed sans-serif that pays tribute to 1950s hardware packaging
  • Language support for all western European languages
  • Designed by Scott Fuller of The Studio Temporary

Number of fonts: 1

File Type: OTF versions of all fonts

File Size: 293 KB

License Type: Standard version

Foundry: Retro Supply Co

When I was a kid I used to stay at my grandparent's house in Los Altos, California. It was a sprawling ranch style house with wood floors, floor to ceiling windows.

It still had the same furniture in the same places my great aunt left it before she passed. 

One of my favorite things to do was dig through my grandfather's old gadgets and tinker with them. He had old cameras, heavy binoculars, old magic tricks and more.

But one thing I'd always play with was his old RCA transistor radio. I'd put it in classical or jazz stations and pretend like I have traveled to the past. 

grandpa and me

Grandpa and I hanging out on one of my many weekends at their house in Los Altos, California

A lot of nights that fuzzy RCA radio made the big guest room I slept in seem just a little less scary. 

Transistor is a simple little font inspired by those times. Reminiscent of the super-condensed typography they'd use on everything from radios to boxes of nails. 

Grab Transistor and help carry on the tradition of these beautiful old school fonts. My grandfather thanks you. 

5.0
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9 reviews
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    Calyne S.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    First purchase

    I’m currently a graphic design student and Austin Community College; I have one more semester to go! This is my first time ever buying a font and I couldn’t be happier! I’m using it on a project right now and I plan to play around with it some more in future projects or just for fun. I’ll definitely be buying more typefaces from you in the future. Thank so much!

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    RetroSupply Co.
    1 year ago
    Hi there, thank you for your kind words! We are very happy to hear that you are pleased with your purchases. Your feedback is very important to us! Glad to hear that you are enjoying our fonts! Have a wonderful day!
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    Alice R.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Beautiful Font

    Sleek and fun, and so so retro! I love it!

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    Marco C.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Looking for creating 1940's and 1950's packaging?

    Looking for creating 1940's and 1950's packaging? This typeface is the one for you!! It's a beautiful typeface that take your work back to mid century. I highly recommend that you invest money into it and see the results for yourself. Thank RSCO. for this awesome typeface. Keeping making awesome things Dustin Lee!!

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    Paul S.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    4 years ago
    Great addition to my old font library

    Dig all the retro fonts here; good attention to detail, and well constructed renders of the letterforms. I’ll be back for more!

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    Rachel V.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    5 years ago
    Absolute Blast from the Past!

    Love the simplicity and authentic feel of this font! Absolutely nailed the vintage packaging look... very cool! Cant wait to put this one to work.

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    RetroSupply Co.
    5 years ago
    Thanks, Rachael! This font is a hidden gem. Not a lot of people grab it but it's one of my favorites.
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