Emigre Triplex Sans alternatives...

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Emigre Triplex Sans alternatives...
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I''m wondering if anyone can recommend some fonts similar to Emigre's Triplex Sans. Actually, it could even be similar to their Triplex Serif family as well. Thanks.

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You might like Fedra Sans. Can you describe what it is you like about Triplex and why you can't use it?

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I'm not looking for a specific face to use...I guess it's more for interest and research in a way. Concerning Triplex, I suppose the sloped stroke endings on the stems is what I am most attracted to. Thanks for the help.

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Ahh, I've heard this form categorized as "lapidary", but only once or twice, so I'm not confident about the definition.

Xavier Dupré's new Vista Sans (also from Emigre) has some very subtle terminal angles, but you really need to see it in print (ask for their amazing specimen book just mailed). Come to think of it, it's sort of the grown-up version of Triplex.

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Hrant H Papazian's picture
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What about FF Karbid?

BTW, I don't know about calling that "lapidary".

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Or one of all-time favs, PTF Costa.

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Wow, thank you guys so much, these will really help!

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Beret also has some interesting things going on that I enjoy.

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Stephen, I got the Vista spec book from Emigre the other day and I had a licence by that evening. I have one question why do Emigres' faces have such loose kerning pairs? I can understand that in small sizes but in display sizes, well, its like work to kern them.

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Maybe because the looser a font the easier it is to space?

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Because at display sizes you usually have fewer characters to kern.