• Mar 26, 2010
Times New Roman? That's for boring people. Graphic artist Alex George is clearly not a boring person. We know this because his love for the the timelessly awesome, relentlessly bulletproof, and "absolutely candid" Volvo 240 Station Wagon spawned what you see above. This, friends, is a font based entirely on the design of the inimitable, beloved "brick." It's called, quite simply, 240SW. And it's brilliant.

You can view more of Alex George's work over at his blog. By the way, if you happen to have a used 240 wagon for sale, Alex would like for you to let him know.

[Source: Alex George via HemmingsNews]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      that is hilariously impossible to read.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I thought that was the result of a Lewis Hamilton burnout!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not only is the A a joke, the author apparently screwed up by typing My Dear Vouvo. Compare the L to what he used.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I actually didn't have too much trouble... at least not reading it as the alphabet. Reading it as actual words may be a bit more difficult.
      Fauzan Hashim
      • 3 Years Ago
      i have volvo 240 wagon '88US spec.i truly comfort and confidently driving it.i would like to share to everyone the engine problem.at present i am having with the performence of rpm or tunning ..stability.specially its cold.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is an interesting way to write to friends with Volvos. I actually have a 89' 240 SW, 89' 240 sedan and a 85' 240 sedan.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, not much love on here for the 240.

      -design of the inimitable, beloved "brick."

      We had a 240 sedan in dark red that we called "the brick" LOL

      We also had a 240 wagon, light blue, stick, with dark blue vinyl seats (can you say seat covers?).

      It may not have been the fastest or prettiest, but it is still my favorite car to this day. Took it to the Grateful Dead concert, felt right at home.

      LUV THE 240!
      • 4 Years Ago
      MY DEAR VOLVO,

      Please send me a station wagon for going to all the trouble to make an entire font out of your cars.

      Sincerely,

      Alex George.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's one dude with FAR too much free time!
        • 4 Years Ago
        A idle mind is the Volvo's workshop.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I feel sorry for all of the college professors out there who DON'T specify which font to use in a term paper and receives something written in this!

      I am half tempted to do it myself! LOL
      • 4 Years Ago
      What's next? Volvo-inspired Morse code?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, C30's would represent dots and S80 would represent lines
      • 4 Years Ago
      Typography and Volvos. Two of the most boring things on the planet. Throw in political talking heads and Dane Cook and you've got Ambien beaten at it's own game.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I beg to differ, typography is not in the least boring
        • 4 Years Ago
        Kerning: even the word sounds boring.
        • 4 Years Ago
        From a Graphic Designer and a car lover, you couldn't be more correct. I even find typefaces boring....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Next up on his to-do list:
      Lose virginity.
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