Alternatives to Chronicle Display Condensed Semi?

thedash's picture

Basically, we like the geometry and size of the font (numbers of characters per line) and the semibold-weight itself.

We want something classical and "stylish" but typefaces like Bodoni in Condensed versions have too thin areas.

Any suggestions?

kentlew's picture

Not exactly sure what kind of difference you’re looking for or why Chronicle is not satisfactory, but here are a few faces along those lines from the Font Bureau library:

From top to bottom (following the Chronicle sample):
Escrow Condensed Semibold
Benton Modern Display Condensed Semibold
Poynter Oldstyle Display Condensed Semibold
Whitman Display Condensed Semibold

thedash's picture

Thanks Kent! That helps a lot.

Nick Shinn's picture

Walburn Regular
Nicholas Semibold
Condensed semi-bold headlines faces, with slightly different geometry.

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