Deriving a sans from a serif

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Jason Pagura's picture
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Joined: 10 Sep 2006 - 6:19pm
Deriving a sans from a serif
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Say you have a need to make a sans-serif font to go along with a serif font that's already designed. How would you go about it?
Simply lopping off the serifs sounds like it would be the easy thing to do, but so often the easy thing winds up being the wrong thing.

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Souvenir Gothic and Clearface Gothic both accomplish this feat well: study them closely and learn...

Nina Stössinger's picture
Joined: 19 Jun 2006 - 3:01pm
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You've seen this current thread?
http://typophile.com/node/66901

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Yes, the Sabon Sans thread, as it's developing, is approaching this question from a historical perspective. Hard to say where it will go. I suppose if I or anyone gleans any instructions from there that this would be a good place to put them.