An alternative to Futura Light?

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Jan Sandvik's picture
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An alternative to Futura Light?
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I'm searching for an alternative for Futura Light, I'm going to use it in all-caps display setting, so the lowercase is not important.

The criteria:

-Grotesque, geometric sans
-Quite Light/Thin
-N should have sharp, pointed verticles.
-A should have a pointed top.
-The bowl of P should be relatively large and the curve should be quite round.
-Neutraface has a bit too much flavor and the whole family is too expensive.

I would really want to use something else than Futura for this

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/quadrat/toronto-subway/regular/ (not light enough)
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/dsgnhaus/dhsans/light/ (P isn't round enough)
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/galapagos/contax/contax/ (quite good, not enough. A bit heavy too, "too futura")
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ortizlopez/olround-gothic/light/ (too thin, I don't like the A)

Any suggestions?

Dav (formlos)'s picture
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'Neutraface', by [[Christian Schwartz]] / [[House Industries]]..
( Edit-A-Bit.: I just read your 'Neutraface' remark, afterwards.. Sorry.. )

'Nobel', by [[Tobias Frere-Jones]] / [[Font Bureau]]..

'Mostra', by [[Mark Simonson]]..

James Mark Hatley's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2004 - 11:00am
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Maybe ITC Kabel?

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/itc-kabel/

Common but it hits your criteria.

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Might be a bit trite and a tad condensed, but Avant Garde?
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/ef/itc-avant-garde-gothic/avant-garde-ef-ex...

Carl Crossgrove's picture
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Metro Light

Daniel Weaver's picture
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Avenir

Chris Lozos's picture
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‘Mostra’, by Mark Simonson would certainly be my choice too.

ChrisL

Kyle Hildebrant's picture
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A second for Avenir, possibly the next Avenir Next.

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