Section 9 was a typeface I designed initially in September of 2016, but didn't finalize and release until late December of 2017. The typeface contains only vertical and horizontal bars with no curves or diagonals lines. It was designed with a futuristic science fiction computer readout or interface in mind.
The name Section 9 is a reference to Public Security Section 9 in the Ghost in the Shell franchise.
The Airstream Futuropolis typeface orginated as a sketch of characters that I sketched on a page of notes around 2001 or 2002. It was originally called TRANSITION since that was the first word that I wrote in the typeface.
As I started to develop the typeface into a full set of characters in 2014, I sought a name that reflected the theme of the typeface most appropriately. I decided to name it after the working title for a fictional art history project in the William Gibson short story The Gernsback Continuum:
"Cohen introduced us and explained that Dialta [a noted pop-art historian] was the prime mover behind the latest Barris-Watford project, an illustrated history of what she called "American Streamlined Modern." Cohen called it "raygun Gothic." Their working title was The Airstream Futuropolis: The Tomorrow That Never Was."
— William Gibson, "The Gernsback Continuum"