Posts Tagged: Lancia

How I created the Jalopnik Lancia Stratos typeface

If, years from now, my legacy is the guy that made a font based on the Stratos logotype, I would be entirely okay with that. After obsessing over the Stratos lettering for years, and then lamenting that there wasn’t a good vectorized version of the logo available online, I started to create my own. Naturally, that led to creating more letters, and soon it became a full-blown alphabet project.

It was winter, I was post-college-unemployed and living in a poorly-insulated apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. I had just read through the House Industries hardcover non-stop; the book profiles a design studio that specializes in beautifully ornate and offbeat type designs, and it left me dying to create some kind of alphabet, mostly so I could create a slick poster to promote said alphabet.  Continue reading…

Lancia Delta Integrale at Coffee & Cars Houston

We have this car show called Coffee & Cars Houston, and usually it’s the same stuff every month: the Corvette club, the Dodge Charger club, various Gallardos and lots of modern Ferraris. It’s a fun event and I’m glad it’s here but there’s rarely anything special, and I usually don’t even bring my camera because the shots end up looking like, well, a car show. Now I take it back. I was stunned by this Lancia Delta HF Integrale, a tiny, 200-hp AWD homoglation rally car from the early ’90s. Definitely the first one I’ve seen, and I was surprised by its compactness. A new Fiat 500 towered over it, and its 15″ wheels completely filled up the wheelarches. It looks like a cross between a BMW E30 M3 and a washing machine. Legend.  Continue reading…