BACKGROUND: FACEPLATE LV is an evaluation version of Faceplate Sans A Gauge and C Gauge. Limited Version (LV) fonts contain basic character sets (with only a few option- and alt-stroke characters), and are bound by the PSY/OPS Limited Version license, which prohibits redistribution, among other things.
Faceplate was originally created for a series of type design workshops. From initial pencil sketches through to finished files, it served as a model design, demonstrating the various states of typeface development. It was made available commercially in 2001 in ten cuts. As humanist sanserifs go, Faceplate is fairly non-descript, however it does have a few distinctive attributes, including bowed-in diagonal strokes (intended to conserve linear space), and a tri-oval g.
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RXC — Rodrigo Xavier Cavazos is Principal of PSY/OPS Type Foundry, and the Instructor of Typeface Design at CCA. His fixation with type and lettering began in 1984 with the discovery of a bitmap font editor for Apple II computers. Since dedicating himself full-time to type development in the early nineties, he's had the privilege of collaborating with many notable type designers and foundries. He, his wife and son live in a creekside bungalow seven train stops from downtown SF. When not working on a font, he can be found working on another font.
SPECIMEN FOR FACEPLATE SANS LV: COMING SOON