sst_logoAs an intern at ATTAK I was searching for an idea for my first font. Very quick the idea came up to build a font around the strong logo of the record label that released some of my all time favourite records; SST Records.

SST (Solid State Transmitters) is an independent record label. It was formed in 1978 by Greg Ginn who is also founder of the legendary California hardcore punkband Black Flag. Since 1979 SST released 300 records including bands like Descendents, Black Flag, Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth.

Just having the ‘S’ and ‘T’ to rely on for building this font seemed to me as a good challenge. The outcome is this ultra bold, flat, wide, font with a fat base and subtle details.

Tarek Beshta