an example of the font on a police car.
an example on a fire truck.
The font can be seen on a number of other Boston municipal vehicles (along with other fonts; this
seems to be the newest logo for the Boston police). At this point, I'm not sure whether/where else the font is used other than on vehicles.
Does anyone know the history of Boston's use of this font? When did it start? Why? Who selected it? What were its original applications? When did it stop being used? Why?
Are there other municipalities that have an "official" font, used across multiple services?
I'm not looking a history of Futura Black itself (wiki
), per se, just its use by Boston (or other municipalities).