(x) Thinline? - L&C Hairline {Frode}

Any idea what this might be? And if so, is there a digital equivalent you could recommend? My client referred to it as "Thinline", but I'm not coming up with anything useful.

Many thanks.


There's a font in the QBF filmtype catalogue called Hairliner that comes close, but not quite.

Similar, but not the same, would be [[http://www.fonts.com/FindFonts/Detail.htm?pid=203892&/cgi-bin/MsmGo.exe?...| Premier Lightline]]

This is L&C Hairline. See images in [[http://typophile.com/node/42829|this thread]]. [[http://www.identifont.com/show?688|Avant Garde]] has some similiarities — actually the thinnest weights was based on it. A digital version exists, but it’s not for sale anymore (although you can contact [[http://www.incipit.com/typefaces.html|Incipit]], as they appear to sell it). Unfortunately, neither version has all the alternates used in your sample.

Peter Bain at Incipit passed me on to [[http://www.carnase.com/|Tom Carnase]], one of the original designers. Unfortunately I can't open his website on my iPad without Flash.

I’m not 100% sure about that Avant Garde thing, I just picked it up somewhere. That said, they are very similar in construction.

The similar Premier from Elsner & Flake including alternates is available here:

[edit]Ahh, I didn't see Vivicity's post above[/edit]

There you go. I e-mailed Tom. Will check back if he responds.

This is what Thomas Carnase had to say: "The design is in the Cooper Union archives for study purposes only and not available for licensing at any level."