Ultra Condensed Serif typeface

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diogo Soares's picture
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Ultra Condensed Serif typeface
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Hello everyone

I'm currently looking for an ultra condensed serif typeface
to complement Akzidenz Grotesk bold condensed.

This is to be used uppercase on a logotype and the intention
is to create an interesting and beautiful contrast between
old/traditional/delicate and modern and bold.

Thanks very much

Marc Oxborrow's picture
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Joined: 26 Apr 2002 - 2:17pm
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Spire and Corvinus come to mind. Or Bodoni Campanile.

ncaleffi's picture
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Joined: 8 Nov 2007 - 5:13am
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How about Kepler Condensed? Being insipired to the "Modern" typefaces period (late XIX century), it should fit with Akzidenz Grotesk.

Indra Kupferschmid's picture
Joined: 8 Aug 2007 - 3:23am
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Font Bureau has losts of narrow serifs on offer – for display, headlines, deck or bodycopy – since they do extensive work in the newspaper/magazine field.
Here is a quick search for “narrow serifs” but there are many more suitable. Check the specimen on their website http://www.fontbureau.com/fonts/serif

Kent Lew's picture
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I find a quick way to browse is to flip through a one-line specimen. But not every foundry produces one of these anymore. A printed Font Bureau one-line specimen can be requested. It’s also available for PDF download.

http://www.fontbureau.com/books/onelinespecimens/

There’s a more recent supplement covering additions to the library since 2008:

http://www.fontbureau.com/books/onelinesupplement/

but I don’t think that’s available for download yet.

Indra Kupferschmid's picture
Joined: 8 Aug 2007 - 3:23am
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You are absolutely right. Wish someone would get me some printed Font Bureau specimen one day …

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