Face on Bruce Mau's Getty Books

benkiel's picture

Trying to figure out what the title face is on the books that Bruce Mau recently did for the Getty. An example is here:
http://www.getty.edu/bookstore/blowups/bones_blp.html
It may just be a version of Futura that was modified, just curious if it isn't.

Bald Condensed's picture

Reminds me of North Bergen, but the typeface on the cover looks bolder. Whaddayathink, Stephen?

Bald Condensed's picture

a-HA, but there is a Bold! Click "view alphabet & order info". Case solved!

benkiel's picture

North Bergen is close, but look at the lower case h, the counters are different. Same with the e. With the e I could buy that the differences was just a function of how the graphics were made, but the h has me wondering.

Bald Condensed's picture

Actually, I'm full'o'crap. It's definitely not North Bergen. Uppercas "C" for example is waaay different. This is another case of jumping to conclusions a tad too quickly.

peterbruhn's picture

Isn't it just a messed-up version of VAG Bold?

eomine's picture

seems like someone took Futura, mixed with some
characters (S, s, t) from a grotesque font like
Akzidenz and blurred the whole thing.

Stephen Coles's picture

Naw. I know those oblong dots on the 'i's mean something.
I just can't pin it down.

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