BLOCKROCK (formerly known as OSTBLOCK*) is a 3-dimensional, experimental, uppercase typeface, inspired by photographs of blocks of buildings seen from a bird’s eye view—prefabricated slab-construction buildings (Plattenbauten) of former GDR.
There are two versions of this typeface: BLOCKROCK, which contains more complexe ›buildings‹ and BLOCKROCK Simple, a simplified version—as the name says—with more straight ›buildings‹.
In BLOCKROCK Simple you will find also a difference in uppercase letters and lowercase letters. The first one are higher buildings and the seconed one lower.
BLOCKROCK & BLOCKROCK Simple come with six styles/weights: Regular, Outline, Solid, Roof, Side and Front.
The weights can easily get combined to build proper three-dimensional letter buildings. In general combining two or three layers with each other, will create a good result.
BLOCKROCK is published by Volcano Type and available at MyFonts.
* In OSTBLOCK the different layers/weights was organized as OpenType features in Stylistic Sets, which maked the access much more difficult (only reachable via several submenus). In Blockrock the layers are real font weights/styles, access is much easier now (by choosing a different font weight) and the layers are mor vsiable for th user. Blockrock also comes with one more weight, Blockrock Outline and a little wider language support.