tbufano's picture

Playful Geometric Font

Looking for feedback on an exploration of basic shapes to form letters. I tried to utilize angles that by default would create a playful jumble without needing to do much, if any, rotation.

Hello Typophile Forum,

I finally finished the uppercase part of my new font: Piglence.
I'd love to hear your comment or feedback for the proportion of a few glyphs, like the O, Q, G and Y.
Not sure if they're having good balance.

Thanks in advance,

~ A u d e e

kmann1021's picture

Utility Typefaces.

I though maybe this could be a sharing of utility typefaces. For example: typefaces that had perfectly round O's or nice square E's, or Equilateral Y's... just a thought for discussion. One of my newest goto's is Gotham. It has a large family, it's fresh, it's new and it's super readable for body copy and it's heavier weights are great for super dominant thundering headlines. Talk amongst yourselves?


Looking for font suggestions/general insight.

I'm currently working on the website & art direction of a soon-to-be-launched women's online fashion shop. The feel of it is supposed to be "up scale" and kind of exclusive (not cute or kitschy at all). I have been trying out logo sketches and other things with Lineto's "Brown" typeface and LOVING the way it looks and how it communicates the brand.


I'm looking for a slab serif with open shapes and contrasting italics. I really love Salvo Serif, with its round O and in general very open round counters:

However, its italics are really just oblique:

Does anyone know of a similar font with true italics?

nihilist's picture

Nimble: feedback please

Hello people,

I've had a growing interest in type design for about a year now, and this is perhaps my 4th attempt at a simple sans face. I just want to force myself to bring a project to completion, and produce a typeface that doesn't look too amateurish, even if it turns out very plain.

I was hoping for some feedback and suggestions about anything which you think stands out as needing some work. I'm still pretty new to this, but looking to learn—so please be kind!

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Please note, so far I've only been working on drawing the glyphs, and the metrics are just done automatically in Illustrator just now.

Also, please ignore the 'Pro' tag on the name and the MyFonts promo look; I was just playing around :)

Hi there.

I wouldn't mind a bit of critique on this, my first (more or less) digital typeface. It was intended as Schelter-Giesicke Grotesk meeting Helvetica with a dash of Bauhaus (Herbert Bayers "Universal", really), but so far it looks more like random Grotesk meeting Futura, but I like it anyway.

Hello, I am looking for an alternative to Acid by Stephen Baum. I realize it is an incomplete work in progress and I'd really like access to more glyphs.

I really like how this type has a clean, scientific almost medicinal, sterile feel to it. I like how it is very geometric as well. Please if anyone has any alternatives to this typeface it would be awesome if you could share.

Extra credit if you can find me one with a web-font alternate as well.

You can find Acid here:

Thanks for the help!

Fatype's picture

U8 italics release

In January we released U8. After a pretty busy year, we are happy to finally release the italics, making U8 our biggest family to date, with its 14 styles. As usual, you can obtain the U8 Trial fonts from our website:

Webfonts are also available, contact us for licensing.

Bengala is a trendy new type system. The family is made up of a script style, an extended all-caps style, and an ornament set that includes the animal illustrations shown here.

I found these in an archive at an old school. I believe they are from the 70s though I could be mistaken. One of the faces looks similar to Futura and Century Gothic and the other I'm not sure may be closer to an Optima style.

Can anyone figure these out?

andres_w's picture

Geometric font

Somebody knows the name of this font?
The outline version is not needed.

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andres_w's picture

Geometric font

Somebody knows the name of this font?
The outline version is not needed.

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Recently I came upon a typeface class called, Realist(you guys have probably heard about it). Is it the same as Grostesque, because I saw it used for typefaces such as Akzidenz and Franklin Gothic. If not, can you please tell me about some of its characteristics.

I basically know(I think) all the general classes but can someone list them and their defining characteristics.


Hello all! I recently launched a new font design project on Kickstarter:

The font is a geometric sans serif type family, but what makes it unique is that the condensed weights are straight-sided, not squished ovals like all other geometric type families out there.

Please pass the word along to your designer/type loving friends! I really want to be able to create this cool new typeface but without the funding there is no way I will have the free time to work on it.


Richard Miller
Miller Type Foundry

This late 19th century design conjures up early 20th century Dutch DeStijl lettering with a mostly strict adherence to right angles and minimal stroke modulation. Geometric began its life as a metal typeface from the Central Type Foundry, circa 1884. Soon after, this design was officially licensed to Morgan & Wilcox and was shown in their 1890 catalog in Regular, Light and Condensed Light variations. After acquiring Morgan & Wilcox, Hamilton Manufacturing offered Geometric Light Face Condensed as their own No 3020 and the Geometric Light Face as No 3021.


I'm sure that it is not LL Brown or Super Grotesk
Can anyone tell me what font this is?

Hello all,

First of all I want a thank to the people in this forum for the support and knowledge given, although this is my first post I've been consulting the site on a regular basis and has been always a great help.

I was trying to create a typeface of my own based on early geometric fonts like Kabel or Futura with a contemporary look to work as a display typeface with alternate glyphs and features for titling, but the project has become a monster itself and I'm getting stuck in the way and I'm a bit desperate for a second opinion.

Any help identifying either or both of these fonts would be greatly appreciated.


I’m looking for the geometric grotesque typeface that says "Monoamine Hypothesis" on this poster:

Thanks in advance!

Hi! I'm new to the forum, so thanks for helping me out. :)

I'm looking hard for a font family for a new website project that is very similar to Museo Sans, but that is a little simpler like Avenir Next. I like Museo Sans because it has some personality, but I like the simplicity of a geometric sans like Avenir Next. Futura is way too geometric and "Intro" font is too stylized.

Hi Typophiles,

Wondering if you could help me out with IDing the fonts used on this site: Sous Style. I've also attached a screen shot.

It looks like they're using a serif (in the CSS it specifies Baskerville, but I've not known Baskerville to look like that) and an unknown "Geometric Light" embedded typeface - but I'm having no luck identifying either.

Thanks much!!

Hey Y'all.
Does anyone have an idea what font these glyphs are from?
Looks like a million things, but can't identify it!

Does anybody know what typeface this is?

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