sans serif

Support New Type Design Project


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

Opening sequence typeface for To Kill a Mockingbird


Hi everyone,
I've been quite perplexed over the last few days trying to figure out what this particular typeface is.
It appears on the opening sequence of Gregory Peck's 1962 film "To Kill a Mockingbird." The typography struck me as beautifully modern but I am yet to determine what it is set in. I think there's another forum on this topic that suggested Akzidenz Grotesk as being a likely candidate, however, they didn't arrive at any solid conclusions and I'm adamant that someone out there knows! Such is my curiosity that I've created an outlined vector file showing the differences that are most apparent to me.

Thanks for your help!

riviera - critique


Hello everyone.

Here I am to present you this Riviera, my first attempt to design a font. The project started in the late 2005, when I hand-designed some capital letters to present a project.

Now I'd like to complete it. In my mind it should be a display font inspired and recalling the modern movement, '50 etc. Until now I designed a to z lower and uppercase. Numbers are just sketched, I need some time to fix the thicknessess; punctuation and glyphs are not yet drafted. Maybe in future I'll develope different weights versions, but now I want to define this medium weight one.

Here there is a little test page:

Emeric or emetic?


London based FontSmith has released the new sans serif typeface Emeric. It is a strange animal, part humanist sans serif, but with very geometric shapes, and yet not a grotesk.

I have mixed feelings about this typeface.

For one I applaud the fresh approach and the absolutely distinctive and original character. Fontsmith has definitely created something new with its own, unique expression. On the other hand I feel that character has been taken too far in some ways, particularly with the lowercase letter a, which looks a bit like an accident, or the lowercase g, with its squashed lower bow ending, creating a blotched joining between the upper curve of the lower belly.

Akzidenz vs. Helvetica


Hi there, good people!

I'm a graphic design student curently working on a type poster about the differences and similarities of Akzidenz Grotesque and Helvetica (I know, not the most original choice). I've browsed through all of my type books and what feels like the whole Internet, and I found a few good article of Helvetica vs. Univers, but the info on Akzindenz is rather shallow and nothing I didn't know from before (Directly influenced, horizontally cut strokes and taller x-height).

I guess what I'm asking is if someone has some interesting information or can point me in the direction of articles that can help make my poster at least a little bit more interesting that the 1000s other out there.

Thanks in advance,


Classification of Roboto


I wonder how Roboto should be classified. Is it a grotesk, a geometric sans serif, a humanist sans serif? In any case it is a lineal sans serif, but I am wondering about the contextual category.

If you ask me, it’s a hybrid, with classicist grotesk (lowercase a and as, and uppercase S, C, G) with elements of a humanist sans serif (lowercase e, g, etc.). What do you think?

Announcing Hikari


Before the Haas Type Foundry released Helvetica in 1957, constructivist sans serif fonts were classified as Grotesk, a term that reflected the dismissive notion of typesetters in previous times. It was Art Deco and the Bauhaus movement, along with modernist architecture, fresh ideas and stricter shapes in interior design, a style influenced by industrial and technological developments, that made Grotesk fonts more popular over time.

Light, balanced sans-serif suggestions


Hi There,
This is my first post here so pardon me if I've missed any etiquette.
I have a logo mark which is in development which must be a 3 spoke design representing the 'Y' character. Each spoke is equal length and angle and I'm having difficulty matching it to a font and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.

I'm really looking for a font where this shape will fit in nicely as the 'Y'. If needs be I'll design a font around it but I was really hoping there was something out there which would fit it.

Thanks very much for any suggestions.