Looking for a sans-serif with strongly different stroke weights

The Realms of Gold's picture

It seems to me that it's hard to find a sans-serif typeface that has anything other than identical or nearly-identical stroke weights throughout. I'm looking for something much more like a Didone, or at least a Garalde, in terms of stroke weight, but a sans-serif. Has anybody got any recommendations? Thanks!

hrant's picture

Rotis SemiSans?


Celeste's picture

Peignot ? Radiant ?

Nick Shinn's picture

Imago. Ludwig.

eliason's picture


J Weltin's picture

Signata by Bernd Möllenstädt.

The Realms of Gold's picture

These are great suggestions, but nothing's working for me yet. I need to match Adobe Jenson Pro alongside some ornamentation. So many of these have an Art Deco slant that will pull too much focus. The sans-serif part of this design is more of a subheader to the main title, which is in Jenson. Anyway, please keep ideas coming! Thanks! :-)

hrant's picture

There are some sans derivations of Trajan out there (with lc) - one of those might click.


John Hudson's picture

If it needs to harmonise with a Jenson, consider ITC Legacy Sans.

Nick Shinn's picture

In the Optima vein: Classico, Stellar, Beorcana, Meadow, Minerva, Mentor.

bartd's picture

Accent Graphic by Nick Cooke (G-type)
Seaside by Andrij Shevchenko (AndrijType)

LexLuengas's picture

ITC Legacy Sans would really match Jenson, like John said. It has its roots in Jenson, so it shouldn't cause you much problems.

oobimichael's picture

Here are two examples of a didone-like sans partnered with Jenson Pro... sorry if the title text is nonsense... but you should get the idea...

[Rekord] Prestiggio-Regular
[Hendrick Rolandez] Coco (free)


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