The name of this typeface comes from the surname of James (Jim) Bowie, American pioneer and inventor of the famous Bowie knife. This is exactly what inspired English rock star David Jones to change his stage name to David Bowie.
Bowie is the new font by Bercz and Latinotype Team. The typeface is a type system that reflects a strong personality, an urban feel and an unprejudiced style. Bowie is well-suited for publishing projects, branding and packaging.
This font family is composed of three sections: a group of sharp-shaped uppercase fonts (small caps and all caps) in 5 weights, each with matching regular/back slant italics, providing users with 15 different styles for multiple combinations; a set of script catchwords and eclectic sets of dingbats and flags, that which communicates blue-sky thinking and feel of the project.
Bowie —a collaborative project between Bercz and Latinotype Team—was developed by Leonidas Loyola, Valentina Vega, Rodrigo Fuenzalida, César Araya and Bruno Jara, under the supervision of Dany Berczeller, Daniel Hernández y Luciano Vergara.
Bowie consists of 5 weights, ranging from Thin to Black, and comes with a 439-character set that supports 206 languages.
Standard, Access All Alternates, Case Sensive Forms, Glyph Composition/Decomposition, Discretionary Ligatures, Fractions, Standard Ligatures, Lining Figures, Localized Forms, Oldstyle Figures, Ordinals