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Sans Serif named "Agnes"

This font was installed on my company laptop (which was previously used by someone else). The file is named "agnes.otf", but I haven't been able to find it under that name anywhere, or find out who designed it. It only has uppercase glyphs, and no numerals or special characters.

I was wondering if "Agnes" is its real name, who might have designed it, and whether there is a more complete character set to be purchased somewhere.

Thanks a lot in advance.

The myth of Kramer-Grotesk

You often read a book and register the information as being true, especially when it is less or more the same you have read before about the subject. It gets a bit odd when you find out that in different publications things are mixed up and each publication seems to add more and more fuzz around the subject. I recently bought a used book about Paul Renner, published in 1978 by Philipp Luidl for the Typographical Society in Munich, Germany. In that book the well-known typedesigner Günter Gerhard Lange wrote an article about Renner. Lange was at that time the art director of H.

Alternative to Alright Sans?


Myriad is our corporate typeface. I would like to replace it with something more contemporary and friendly.

Alright Sans is the current contender. Its grotesque nature, clean junctions and tall x-height are appealing. I find the open aperture and shallow bowl of the lowercase ‘a’ especially pleasing. Unlike Myriad, Alright Sans has eight weights and small caps.

Any suggestions?

High Contrast Serif for Flag


Hi everyone!

I'm currently working on some type design for a flag for my thesis show. Both the sans and serif are bespoke. The high contrast serif was very loosely based on Times New Roman and infused with the Didone theme. While comments on any of the characters would be greatly appreciated, I am struggling with the numeral nine. Can it deviate from the vertical axis, reflecting Times? Or, should it conform to the vertical axis? (Both nines are preliminary as well as the metrics.)

Thanks so much!

Is there a sans serif that works for print body copy?


Hi all,
I'm working on a magazine supplement and I was asked to set the body copy in a "modern, classy sans-serif font." Yeah, I know, modern and classy...
I've set it in Gotham for the moment, but I was wondering if anyone has an idea for a typeface that will work better or any tips for making Gotham and sans-serif in general more readable as body copy.
Thanks in advance!

Typeface to pair with Ratio


Hi everyone!

I am struggling to find a good pair for Ratio type that I use for body (I use typekit so I'm constrained here). I would like something in headings to complement Ratio.

Adelle seems to be fine for headings. Rooney Web seems to play nicely too. I have also tried Jubilat in heavier weights (even italics) and seems to be... ok.

What do you think about these combinations? Any suggestions?


Apollo from Fonderie Typographique Française

I stumbled over a http://link to some specimens of this typeface called Apollo. I like the quirks that sets it apart from similar faces, the C in particular, with the top terminal cut horizontally and the bottom terminal cut at an angle. Has this typeface ever been digitized or revived under another name? I hadn’t heard of it before.

Looking for a decent pan-Asian typeface (not the cheesy kind)

Hey guys!

I’m currently working on branding for an Asian city and I imagine the wordmark to have a modern, Western-friendly appeal, but with a subtle Asian warmth and sharpness to it.

ITC Symbol Std has caught my attention so far, but I’m really not comfortable with the varying thickness of the stems and the loops. Also, the thicker weights look nice but when it comes down to the lighter weights, the typeface looks odd.

I have also found Penumbra to be appealing although I wish it had more subtle serifs and available lowercase letters for the wordmark I’m designing.

Sans Serif Typefaces with Medieval Designs?

¶ Some Twenties and Thirties Sans Serif feature a couple of letters derived from the early or late Middle Age.
· · · Examples: Bayer's Universal, Goudy Sans, Lydian, Peignot.

¶ Can you list some and explain the linkage (uncial, caroline, insular, beneventan, fraktur) of the letters?
· · · Thanks.

Is LL Brown worth the hefty price tag? / Alternatives?


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.


My first sans serif font – some feedback? :)


This is my first sans serif font. I actually send it for the insentive program of TypeTogether but my project wasn't choosed :(
After that, I think some feedback can help me to catch the problems i didn't see before.
Thany you all! :D

Link on behance: https://www.behance.net/gallery/16049109/Gro-Typeface-soon-

Herkild Grotesk No. 1 - my first digital typeface, early view


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.

Like Bau

Hi! I'm looking for a version of Bau which is similar but a little more geometric. It's hard to describe but I'm looking for something more sophisticated and modern. Any suggestions would be really amazing. Or any pointers on good foundries to check out even.




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.