Franklin Gothic Combo in Aspen?

SaraJo's picture

Hi all,

I am trying to decide on a typeface for a 8x8 inch publication. It is still very much a work in progress, and is intended to copy Aspen Magazine - the Minimalism Issue, 1969. I have attached two images of it.

I chose to go with Franklin Gothic: Franklin Gothic Condensed medium for headings, and Franklin Gothic Book for the bread. I usually try to match sans serifs with serifs, but want to this time get as close to the original as I can. I also tried a version where I had Franklin Gothic Condensed for bread and heading. Attaching images of both. Is it too boring?

Please let me know if I am on the wrong path! Thank you!


riccard0's picture

No image attached.
This is what you're referring to?

SaraJo's picture

Oh, I am sorry! It is the first time I am posting images here, and they disappeared... Yes, that is the Aspen issue!

Here are 4 of my pages. I am curious about what typeface is in the original and if my design passes as an almost copy (and if it looks good, of course!) It doesn't have to be exactly the same, but in the spririt of...

Thank you so much for your feedback!

Christopher Adams's picture

Sara, do you have any images or scans of the original Aspen no. 5+6? It's impossible to match the typeface based on what is on UbuWeb.

SaraJo's picture

Hi again!

Here are some photographs I took of the original Aspen issue...Sorry if the low resolution make them a little blurry...


Christopher Adams's picture

Well, that settles it then.

It isn't Franklin Gothic.

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