Structural sans-serif with swash?

smrvl's picture

This may be a common question, but I was wondering if anyone knew of a structural sans-serif (like Gotham or Proxima Nova) that had an alternate character set with colorful swashes, like Caslon or Garamond do.

I frequently find myself wanting to set headlines in a strong, simple face and then dress up one or two letters; if I had such a font in my back pocket, I think it could happen. I'd appreciate any leads!

Andreas Stötzner's picture

The rather static nature of sans typefaces makes it tricky … but it’s an interesting idea. Do you think of alternate capitals or lowercase? Just alternate glyph shapes or elaborate swashy tails on it –?

J Weltin's picture

Does Aspect qualify?

smrvl's picture

Thank you, Andreas, J, and nina! I guess what I'm really looking for is something akin to a digitized Helvetica Flair.

I don't love working in Helvetica except for certain kinds of projects (and as far as I know, Helvetica Flair is both undigitized and somewhat unholy), so I just wondered if anyone had seen fit to make a good solid constructed sans-serif with confident, over-the-top swashes like those.

Andreas Stötzner's picture

I could help with something like this:
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(rough scetch!)

smrvl's picture

Now that's what I'm talking about.

Andreas Stötzner's picture

;-)

But it’s not ready yet.

DrDoc's picture

In the meantime, though, you could try Estilo Script.

nina's picture

That looks promising! :)

Also, Brownstone might be interesting: http://www.sudtipos.com/fonts/133

riccard0's picture

If you could settle for just lowercase*, Fox TRF offers some interesting shapes:
http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/tipografiaramis/fox-trf/

* Uppercase is plain.

smrvl's picture

Thank you all very much! Sorry for letting this thread sit for a few days. I appreciate all the suggestions. It's great to know what's out there.

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