Arcade is a typeface that is based on Futura, and combines solid and disconnected elements. A system was developed where there is always a disconnected element, a line that reaches the top of the character, a solid element at the baseline, and the solid piece always reaches the same height.
The System of Arcade
The foundation of Arcade is a set of characteristics that the different letterforms will share. This system provides the framework for creating a visually consistent typeface.
Through many rounds of refinements Arcade was formed. It is a sans-serif display typeface, with an architectural look and feel. It is based on a strong typeface and can be easily read.
Included with Arcade is a process book, which documents the process of designing Arcade, including initial sketches, specimen sheet, and naming research.