High Contrast with Slight Serif

Locash's picture

This might be custom but does anyone know what type this is or something similar?

Locash's picture

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Ryuk's picture

Can't find a match, may be you're right, it could be custom. They may even have started from a sans. Anyway, some I like in the same vein: Minerva, Fine Regular, Cimiez, Vintage ITC, Cotoris, Paine, Markus Low, Vanitas, Brasserie, Luna, Seaside, SangBleu

hrant's picture

Does Fine Regular remind anybody of anything?
See also: http://www.fontsquirrel.com/foundry/COM4t

hhp

Ryuk's picture

Does Fine Regular remind anybody of anything?

Loosely Stark Debonair but enough different to me.

hrant's picture

You're right, Stark Debonair is very different.
What about Com4t's other fonts?

hhp

Ryuk's picture

Sans Medium looks derivated from Fine Regular. Spirequal is in the same vein as Fenice but far from being similar. Quilline and Maximum Line don't remind me of anything.

hrant's picture

Where is Sans Fine? You don't mean Fine Regular, do you? Because to me they're totally different.

Spirequal and Fenice are indeed very different.

Quilline and Maximum Line don't remind me of anything.

Consider those (and Spirequal) a challenge to anybody who claims they're good at IDing fonts! :-)

hhp

Ryuk's picture

Where is Sans Fine? You don't mean Fine Regular, do you?

Yes

Because to me they're totally different.

To me, they look to share the same backbone. Take Fine Regular and embolden the all thing, close open letters, reworks stems and spurs and you'd be very close. It's easy to see it when opening them in 2 different tabs and switching from one to the other (even /Q tail is identical).

Bert Vanderveen's picture

Looks like an adaptation of NewYorker Type Bold.

Chris Dean's picture

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hrant's picture

Ryuk, you might be right.

hhp

defiantone's picture

previous thread on this:

http://typophile.com/node/91738

Locash's picture

Thanks for the suggestions, im not sure what this snowballed into but i'm glad it started a conversation. I have to say I would not give an ID credit to New Yorker (per the previous thread), its just too different. Regarding the attributes that I found appealing. The unevenness of the top of the S is something that none of the other suggestions have. The stem of the R also has a subtle organic feel. While the spurs are also very delicately designed. As well as the consistent condensed letters. Maybe I'll contact Partners and Spade and see if they ever made it into a full typeface. Thanks everyone for the responses.

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