any font that is (a) narrow / condensed, and (b) based on Baskerville

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any font that is (a) narrow / condensed, and (b) based on Baskerville
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Hello All,

In my job, I have to deal with folks who have very little attention span. Often I have to write elevator-pitch summaries for which Narrow / Condensed fonts work much better than Regular version of fonts. Also, earlier I had been using Garamond or Cambria for printed-out presentations, but after reading articles about Baskerville font, I tried out Baskerville Old Face. While the switched to Baskerville Old Face hasn't noticeably improved any success rates, I have received more positive comments about the presentations.

Are there any font recommendations that are simultaneously BOTH
(a) Narrow / Condensed
(b) based on Baskerville (Old Face)

Freely available font recommendations will be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Prad

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Dunno, I for one see Baskerville's character as being strongly linked to its horizontal generosity. The good news is that I wouldn't call Baskerville an "Old Face", and hopefully you actually mean the latter and not the former. :-)

What about Kepler, or Octavian?
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/kepler/scn/
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/mti/octavian/

hhp

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hhp,

Thanks for the recommendations. By "horizon generosity", what do you refer to ?

Also, would you know if there any websites where I can filter fonts by multiple characteristics like Narrow / Condensed in addition to Serif and your "horizon generosity" measure?

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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I guess I just meant "width".

hhp

Lukas Schiltknecht's picture
Joined: 29 Mar 2013 - 5:43am
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A website where you can filter fonts by multiple characteristics … hmmm.
Do you by any chance mean something like this?

http://www.myfonts.com/search/text%3ANarrow+text%3ACondensed+text%3ASeri...

best regards

Claus Eggers Sørensen's picture
Joined: 17 Jan 2007 - 5:49am
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My Playfair Display is Open Source (hence gratis) and based – amongst other things – on Baskerville.
http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Playfair+Display

It is slightly condensed, and has an x-height much larger than the historical transitionals. As the name implies it is best used for headlines and titles.