Last Updated on October 9, 2023
The Boys is an American superhero TV series created by Eric Kripke for Amazon Prime Video. The series was inspired by a comic book of the same name, authored by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. It stars an ensemble cast, including Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, and Dominique McElligott.
The Boys is set in a fictional universe. It follows a team of organized vigilantes as they fight superpowered individuals who terrorize and abuse their families. These superpowered characters are owned by a powerful corporation known as Vought International.
Although aggressively marketed by Vought International to a point where they’re revered as gods, the group is notoriously arrogant and corrupt. But their waywardness is about to be countered by a vicious team of vigilantes.
The Boys Logo and Font
The series uses a font known as Charlie Don’t Surf for its official logos and posters. The Boys logo is a simple wordmark based on the series’ title. The lettering is executed in two vertical levels and rendered in ALL-CAPS.
You’ll also notice that the word “THE” appears smaller than “BOYS” and is set right above the letter ‘B” in “BOYS.” Besides, the word “THE” slants towards the right whereas “BOYS” appears to have been executed in a perfect horizontal perspective.
Each counter (enclosed space) of the letters in The Boys logotype are unique as well. For instance, you’ll realize that the counters of the letter ‘B’ in “BOYS” somewhat represent rectangular bars. However, the counter of the letter ‘O’ looks like the stylized image of a bird but with the beak and wings hardly visible.
About Charlie Don’t Surf Font
Charlie Don’t Surf is a fancy typeface designed by JunkohanHero for both Windows and MacOS devices. The font is compatible with nearly all devices and operating systems. It was reportedly created using Font Creator 5.0 from High-Logic.com.
It’s unclear why JunkohanHero settled on the name ‘Charlie Don’t Surf’. However, the line was already popular in the cinematic world long before finding its way into the font industry.
‘Charlie Don’t Surf‘ is one of the most widely-used movie lines of all time. The first major usage of the phrase was in the 1979 film ‘Apocalypse Now.’
The first time the phrase ‘Charlie Don’t Surf‘ appears in the movie ‘Apocalypse Now’ is with reference to the fact that Vietnamese forces generally didn’t surf while going to war. The line would later appear in scores of movies, television shows, and even songs.
Features and Applications of Charlie Don’t Surf
Charlie Don’t Surf is classified as a fancy, dirty typeface. That’s due to its rustic texture, the same that’s clearly evidenced in The Boys series’ logo.
As a distressed font, you can apply it to design projects where the intention is to invoke a rustic or rugged aura. Examples include on the signage of stores that deal in antique commodities, or on movie and TV posters with horror, sci-fi dystopia, or edgy themes. It will also look great on apparel, magazine covers, and social media posts.
When applying Charlie Don’t Surf to your design projects, consider using it as a title font rather than for body text. There are two reasons for that.
First, Charlie Don’t Surf looks exceptionally stunning if used in the UPPERCASE. That’s not to say that the lowercase version isn’t there. Secondly, the font only comes in a bold style. Therefore, using it for titling immediately draws attention to the titled words.
In addition to its UPPERCASE and lowercase characters, Charlie Don’t Surf also supports integers and a raft of special characters. These range from punctuation marks to the dollar sign, percentage sign, star sign, hash sign, asterisk, and ampersand.
Where to Download Charlie Don’t Surf Font
There are many places to download Charlie Don’t Surf font. You can get the typeface from the CDN Fonts, FFonts, and Urban Fonts websites. Others sources include wFonts, Font Meme, and 1001 Free Fonts.
Is Charlie Don’t Surf Free?
Charlie Don’t Surf font is free for personal projects. These range from personal blogs to homeware designs, and any design works with no financial benefit in mind.
If you wish to use Charlie Don’t Surf for commercial purposes, you’d need to contact the designer and obtain express authorization. Many of the download websites listed above also offer commercial licenses for a fee.
Remember that using any typeface without the right license type amounts to copyright infringement and is punishable by law.