Looking for a condensed font with a large x-height

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Looking for a condensed font with a large x-height
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Hello!

It's my first time here, so I'll quickly introduce myself: I'm Carel Fransen, graphic designer from the Netherlands, and currently working on my graduation projects.

For my project, I'm looking for a quality condensed font with a large x-height that does great at small corps-sizes (approx. 6-7 pt).

I have got one font that works very well: [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontbureau/bureau-grot/light/|Bureau Grot Light]]. However, I'd like to have some options. Unfortunately, due to the "advanced search"-mechanisms on big font-sites not being that advanced, it's nearly impossible to search for something this specific.

I hope that some of you might be able to give me some recommendations. Preferably, I'd like a font with some Opentype-features like different kinds of figures, but most importantly it should be a bit condensed, readable at small sizes, and kerned nicely.

Thank you in advance!

Kind regards,

Carel

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Joined: 13 Dec 2012 - 3:47pm
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Stone Sans, which has a high x-height and includes a condensed series with book formatting using a range of weights, was reworked in 2010 as Stone Sans II http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/itc/stone-sans-ii/
Might be worth your while to check whether it meets your needs.
Don

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Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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If you have enough resolution, this
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/berthold/laudatio-bq/regular-cnd/
can work awesome.

Just be careful, since small type prefers to be wide.

hhp

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Lucas de Groot has some nice condensed typefaces with fairly large x-heights, for instance Corpid Condensed or taz Condensed.

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Joined: 31 Mar 2014 - 8:14am
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Thanks for the suggestions so far! I like the fonts, especially Corpid looks very nice, it has a friendly touch.