Top Speed

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___________________________Top Speed___________________________

Version 1.41 Released as Shareware December 1997

Copyright 1997 Jason Vanderhill


Top Speed is inspired by a certain metal badge seen on the

flanks of the finest coachbuilt automobiles in the world. It

is a complete alphabet, albeit all lower case at the moment,

based on the letters p, i, n, f, a, and r.

Top Speed Version 1.41 is currently available as shareware.

For $10, you are entitled to a single-user licence for

Top Speed Normal, Top Speed Outline, and Top Speed Heavy.

Please send a cheque or money order to:

Jason Vanderhill

R.R. #1 Dorchester, ON

N0L 1G4


Feel free to email me at


...about Top Speed...


Top Speed is strictly a display typeface, and should be used

for no more than one line--preferably only one or two words--

at a time. The most distinctive feature of Top Speed is the

fact that all the letterforms are connected to each other.

To maintain this look, all the characters have tails. The

forward-slash character (and underline character) can be

inserted between words instead of using the space bar,

maintaining the continuous baseline. The back-slash character

is a somewhat shorter connector; the '|' key is a slightly

longer connector.

To begin your word or line of text, you should insert a small

version of the baseline, which is the "<" character. This will

start off your type with an appropriate "tail." To finish off

your line of type, use the ">" character, as it will end your

tail at the appropriate distance. These characters are more

necessary in the Outline version of the font.

Top Speed may require minor kerning adjustment with some

characters. Because each letter must be placed EXACTLY next

to the following letter, (Top Speed Normal and Heavy are

slightly more forgiving) you might notice a sliver appear

between an occasional pair of letters.

There are no differences in the capital letters except for the

letter F. The capital letter F does not continue along the

baseline, but instead it can run into certain letters

(typically, the a, o, or u) through it's horizontal crossed


The Outline version of the capital F contains an extra bit of

black. This fills up the "hole" left at the beginning of the

next character. If the capital F is used to end a word or

sentence using Top Speed Outline, that little speck will have

to somehow be creatively covered up.

Top Speed is my first computer designed typeface. It was

created completely in CorelDraw 7. Since this was my first

font, I did stumble through the whole process a bit, and as

a result, it does contain the odd imperfection. For example,

I am not sure how to get my apostrophes and quotation marks

to work. Currently, the null character is inserted instead.

In a way, it's a bit of a handmade product. I began the

font in the spring, basically ignored it all summer, and

then finished it in the fall. Mostly, it has been fun.

I hope you enjoy it.


The typeface name 'Top Speed' has been registered at the Goudy

International Typeface Center in Rochester, New York, 1997.

This font may not be sold or modified without my consent.

Top Speed may not be distributed without this text file. The

contents of this file are also embedded inside the True Type

font file and can be viewed with font info extension softare.



Thanks: Kikita Eric Wiley Fredi Valentini Laurence Penney

J. Kimble Rigney Jim Marsteller Lightwings@aol Stu Henlis

Vince Ondrade Derek Timmerman Jeff Harris Nicole Fritz


  • topspeed.TTF
  • topsh___.ttf
  • topso___.ttf
Character Map Top Speed Character Map
File Contents
filename filesize type options
readme.txt 4 kB Text File Download
topsh___.ttf 18 kB Font File Download
topso___.ttf 26 kB Font File Download
topspeed.TTF 18 kB Font File Download
Font Details
Designer Name: Jason Vanderhill
Font License: Shareware