Jans first collection of typefaces was inspired by the latest technology and designed for 2D animation. In 1999, these typefaces were registered in the Linotype Library as Linotype ALPHABAT, Linotype ELEMENT, Linotype STARTEC and Linotype SILVER. Linotype, Linotype logo, Linotype Alphabat, Linotype Element, Linotype Silver and Linotype Startec, are trademarks of Linotype Inc., registered in Germany and other countries. Linotype online store is a service mark of Linotype and Monotype Inc. Find more information on Monotype webpage.
You can purchase this typefaces at the Linotype site.
Linotype Startec, from Jan Tomas, is part of the TakeType Library, chosen from the entries of the Linotype-sponsored International Digital Type Design Contest 1999 for inclusion on the TakeType 3 CD. This is another fun font from Tomás, who also designed Alphabat, and the two share some characteristics. Linotype Startec is an outline font whose unique forms are reminiscent of futuristic dreams and space adventures. It should be used in point sizes of at least 18, but the phrase 'the bigger the better' fits this font well. The careful details and figures of the alphabet turn into UFOs and space ships from another world when set in very large point sizes. Linotype Startc is best for very short texts and headlines. .
LINOTYPE STARTEC™ REGULAR is also contained in the GoldEdition 2.0 DVD for Mac OS and Windows Linotype site.