Extended San-serif Typeface

Hi all,

I am interested to know if anyone can identify this typeface? It should be quite easy, I just cannot seem to find it online anywhere. I'm sure this will be an easy one…

Also, I've not used extended fonts ever, and wondered what are a few good ones to use? More importantly, are there any good ones stored away in my default typefaces somewhere (I'm a Mac user with CS3). Any help you could give would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks,



Looks like Akzidenz-Grotesk Extended to me. Other good/similar ones: Helvetica Extended and Univers 53, 63, 73, 93 (both a bit obvious, I expect someone else will suggest more interesting examples).

ITC Blair is another option.

Hmm… Akzidenz-Grotesk Extended is almost there. Unfortunately the terminal of the G doesn't quite lie parallel to the crossbar, like it looks like it does in this example. It is quite small though, so maybe it is.

Being a poor graduate, I have been buying Univers in stages as I've got the money, so I only have 6 fonts so far (not got as far as the Extended fonts!)

Helvetica could be a good one though.



I do love/hate being an anal perfectionist.

Similar: Sackers Gothic or Engravers Gothic …

Oh gawd, I love that little ghost. Is it a dingbat? :-)
(Yes, I know it'd be easy to draw.)

Nope (unfortunately - I love it too!) It is a logo for a record company:


Here it is being used by ISO50/Tycho for an anniversary poster design:


He uses different shade ghosts to make a number/character (first one being an 'X' and the last being the number '10')

Many thanks to all for the replies. I will investigate them all!


Wow, that's great stuff!* Thanks for sharing.
(* Except maybe that evil typo in the sample you posted… ;-) )

BTW, Zeppelin is also nice and wide:

Hmm, missed the evil typo! Not like me… (where is it?)

Wow, that is nice. Especially the Extended Bold weight! Thanks.

missed the evil typo!

Ghoslty 10 years …

Ouch! That's a bad one… good eye! (glad I didn't design it - would have annoyed me so much!)

PacMan, right?

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Bert Vanderveen BNO

Isn't that sans Titling Gothic from Font Bureau. http://www.fontbureau.com/fonts/TitlingGothicFB/charset

Several times Scott mentioned it using it.


Oh cool, thanks Ravel/Sandro!

I'll check it out when I'm home.

bert_vanderveen: Yes, quite PacMan-ish.