Hi, I'm working on a website that I really want to invoke an early Modernist feel, both in layout and typography, somewhere like 20s or 30s but without the arts and crafts movement or art deco tropes.
For the sans-serif font, I was debating between Gill Sans, Verlag, or Erbar, and I went with Erbar because licensing for Verlag is difficult for web, and Gill Sans is perhaps too common. (That being said, Joanna goes very, very well with Gill Sans)
There's not much I can find on Erbar, because anything on Erbar is just a reference to Futura.
I'm trying to find out the identity of this font and if it is still in existence. This is a section of a Swiss customs luggage label and looks like it was hand-rendered (if that's possible). Any help you can give would be gratefully appreciated.
This is my debut typeface (which is still untitled).
What initially meant to be modular serif inspired by arab calligraphy, turned out into somewhat modernist base with elements used by older serif typeface styles.
Some glyphs still need work - namely N, Q, X, f, x, 4, 8.
Also I haven't started to work on kerning yet.
And FL technical features are like a plane cockpit to me.
it's far from finished:
the weight between characters is still a little uneven, and some letters i'm not sure about. i was thinking of scrapping the g and starting on a two-story g (along the lines of johnston, akkurat etc.)
i started by wanting to create a grotesque striped down to its simplest form by removing unnecessary terminals.
I'm producing a film that's centered around mid-century modernism, design, and architecture. The subjects of the film are American designers and architects, and the time period is chiefly between the very early 1950s and the mid 1960s. I'd love your opinions and your help in researching period- and genre-appropriate directions to take my onscreen titles. More info inside.
I've just got a bit confused on how to spot Humanist, Transitional and Modernist typefaces?
Can anyone help me out on what to look for please?
I thought I knew how to tell, but when it came to it, I just completely forgot.
I keep thinking it's something to do with the angle of letters and how geometric they look??
(if you get your info from a website can you link me please as I need references, thanks)
thanks in advance anyway