*I went through The Anatomy Of Type and selected some, then got this.
This is the rough draft of a font. Which /g/, /k/, and /&/ do you like the most? Does the /y/ fit? And what should the tittles on the /i/ be?

Encode Sans v1 Released
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Dear Typophiles,

We are happy to release our latest typeface, we hope you like it.
Baton is a sans serif typeface with narrow proportions combining eccentric shapes inspired by french vernacular typography with the simplicity of modern sans serifs. Peculiar details and a low contrast make the design slightly strange yet elegant, but it is the exaggerated high and low midline in the uppercase and the small x-height which give Baton its distinctive flair. Relatively wider and more toned down, the lowercase allow Baton to function not only as a display typeface, but also for short texts such as leads in magazine.

Hello All,

In my job, I have to deal with folks who have very little attention span. Often I have to write elevator-pitch summaries for which Narrow / Condensed fonts work much better than Regular version of fonts. Also, earlier I had been using Garamond or Cambria for printed-out presentations, but after reading articles about Baskerville font, I tried out Baskerville Old Face. While the switched to Baskerville Old Face hasn't noticeably improved any success rates, I have received more positive comments about the presentations.

Are there any font recommendations that are simultaneously BOTH
(a) Narrow / Condensed
(b) based on Baskerville (Old Face)

Freely available font recommendations will be much appreciated.


Hi, I am new here, and I am already searching for a very particular font:
The features I need are:
- narrow/condensed (width similar to Myriad Pro Bold Condensed one): I have to put long texts in small areas
- bold/black
- square or 45° angles
- contains all the glyphs I need (listed at the end of the message)

I have to put an overlay that simulates a LCD pattern (pixels), so I need a font with strong angles, 0, 45, 90, to avoid

annoying antialiasing glitches.
Do you think such a font exhists?

Glyphs list:

There's a fairly unique looking R, and the H is very wide. Scope the trailer here, they use the typeface throughout the title sequence:

Thanks in advance! I'd also be interested in finding a very similar light typeface that doesn't have such a unique R, but other similar characteristics.


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beautiful narrow

Hi. What's the typeface is the word "sanctuary " HERE rendered in? Cheers

Hello everyone,

I have attached a scan of the masthead. It reminded me of Wim Crouwel's 1957 Hiroshima poster but this was done almost a decade earlier. The letterforms seem to be drawn on a grid of a 7:2 ratio, if I am correct. Minimal counters and a very graphic, clean appearance.

Thanks in advance!

A sans-serif, condensed, narrow, geometrical typeface that seems to be based on a narrow vertical rectangle used as a grid with a 7:2 ratio, perhaps.
It was used for the masthead of an architectural magazine, in 1946. Reminded me of Wim Crouwel's Hiroshima poster (1957) and I wonder if that particular typeface was in turn based on other typographic/visual trends at the time. Thank you!

Does anyone know what this typeface is from the Enshede Catalog?
Similar suggestions welcome.

I have searched for this font everywhere with no avail! The closest I have come is a condensed Akzidenz, DIN, Folio and Industria. None of these apart from Industria have an outline version like the posted image. Anyone out there who can identity this please!

Greater Albion Typefounders has just released it's latest family on Myfonts and Fontspring. Wolverhampton is a new Neo-Victorian face from Greater Albion Typefounders. It's something of an example of starting with a small idea and running with it. This family of three typefaces (Regular, Small Capitals and Capitals) was inspired by a line of lettering seen on a late 19th Century enamel advertisement made by Chromo of Wolverhampton (hence the family name). The family grew, topsy-like, from a recreation of these initial fifteen capital letterforms to the three complete typefaces offered here.

Ok, so it is that inevitable time in every brand's life when it must be made into a website.

In this case the printed materials would use Gotham Narrow as a body copy font. The question is, which is more like Gotham Narrow: Tahoma or Verdana, and why?

I have adjusted size and tracking to get all three into the same basic space and configuration. Please forgive any little issues.

I am eagerly awaiting interesting comparative notes. Thanks in advance!

Dear friends!

Can you tell what is this font might be?
Sorry for poor quality of image, its the only one that is possible to have (((

Hey Guys! Need a quick font match for the picture below, it looks like a font I recognise as being fairly familiar, quality of image isn't that great as it's from a low res file, trying to bring the logo into Vector form so would be nice to be able to retype all the words!

Thanks for all your help!

This is probably a no-brainer for many people here, but...what font is this? Please help.

Thanks for any and all help in advance.

This is the first iteration of Paper Romantic, based on a few doodles I found in the margins of an old college notebook. This is the first time I've tackled digitizing any of my little typeface experiments, so any and all feedback is greatly appreciated!

I know the /N/ feels very out of place, but I'm not sure how to resolve that. Also, I can't tell if the lowercase is working or not. Some of the letters seem to fit, while others just look wrong.

Thanks so much!

Can anybody help me with this font? It looks like simple answer but I'm out of ideas for this :(

After 26 hours I finally finished all the Latin capital letters. I still need to do some letters with diactrics, the Polish letters and several ligatures. After that I can finally start the undercast letters and then the rest...

Célente is a narrow, modern yet elegant typeface particularly designed for the fashion industry, though it can be used for virtually anything including book text. I wanted to design a narrow serif typeface with very small serifs - almost like a humanist sans-serif. Eventually the serifs became a bit larger, but still smaller than usual. I would like your opinions and possibly suggestions.

I will make the Z a bit more narrow, the S a bit more wide, and possibly the O and Q a tiny bit more narrow as well.

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