hi. i'm looking for good inbetween serif and sans serif fonts? any ideas? something like californian sans i'm thinking..
Hm. Ocean Sans?
You probably considered and rejected Optima.
Do you know Finnegan?
How about Otl Aicher's Rotis? It includes semi-sans and semi-serif weights.
I am a huge fan of the underrated Alinea IncisePenumbra Flare for titling.
Areplos would be worth a look.
FF Angie (fontfont.com)
In the type shop we use to refer to these as Nipple Fonts
Friz Quadrata, Novarese, Laudatio, Quorum, Newtext are the ones I remember off the top of my head.
Then of course there is always Rotis Semiserif...
Magma or Basalt, depending on your needs.
If it not too immodest to suggest: Beorcana.
I really like Baker Signet, but have never found it in families.
There are three distinct categories here.
1. Nipple fonts.
2. Semi- and someserif- fonts.
3. Flared stroke fonts. But really, a category of sans -- very little to do with serifs.
I've done a couple of nipple fonts (thanks for the term Jackie, which I will now find impossible to forget!) -- Paradigm and Beaufort (upper), both with fairly low contrast, but a different approach to the quality of nipple. And the some-serifed Morphica (lower), which is in between sans, serif, and several other things as well.
You are quite welcome Nick. You would have had a lot of fun around my shop - the guys sure did!
wicked. thanks for your help. will check out all your suggestions.
californian sans is the one ive gone with.
Couldn't find that one in your specimen book David -- only available in the UK?
Is iiod talking about California Sans?
How about OurType Versa by Peter Verheul
or, Eva by Merel Matzinger ?