I have not been able to find out why san serif fonts such as Franklin Gothic are called Gothic. Fraktura and similar blackletter typefaces are also called Gothic. Can anyone point me to a book/text/site, where this difference — or similarity in name — originated? Or, may I hear from an expert in the house?
I was wondering if anyone can tell me the name of this typeface? It's similar to DIN, but it's not DIN. It's used by ESPN3 & the NBA on occassion I believe. Thanks in advance.
The caption from a portrait engraving dating to around 1860.
My new project, a compact, solidly constructed realist sans serif that draws its influences from Germany.
It's only got one weight right now (hopefully over time I'll make this a large font family with 6 or 7 weights). I'd love some help getting the rhythm and consistency just right. I can spend hours just focused on one glyph, so it's hard to remember sometimes how crucial rhythm, weight and color are as well.
I just built it from scratch in 48 hours, but any input would be much appreciated!
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Anyone know what font this is, used by the band White Lies?
I'm looking for suggestions of modern sans serif fonts, I like Precious Sans, and to certain level Ubuntu but want more options that you consider relevant.
Thanks in advance
I've seen this font in a lot of place. I'm sure is a famous sans serif, but i don't know the name.
Anyone know the name?
It looks so familiar but I can't place it.
Okay, so there's a good chance this is a custom typeface, but it's worth a shot.
I've looked into it, found some similar faces, but can't quite pin this one down.
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!
I have never draw in fontlab alone before, most of the time I draw the glyphs in Illustrator piece by piece merging each objects and pasting it inside fontlab prior to tweaking. This is my first try to draw every glyphs in fontlab so please bear with me =)
I'll name it Basa Nova for the meantime until I can think of something better. Basa means "read" in my native language and because it was intended to be a text face which readability is important, I decided to name it this way.
I'm not sure if some of the letterforms do make sense at all but I kinda like it subtlety when it is set into a running texts, though I might be wrong too.
Only lowercase letters for now and currently designing the uppercase as of this writing. Do you think it is worth pushing for?
happy New Year, typophiles!
I am glad to present a new Osnova family, sans serif workhorse.
I'm doing the corporative design for a tshirt brand. I want the aesthetics of the b-movies but i dont want it to look trashy or bad-designed for the people that dont are used to that style.
I had found 2 options but i want more.
I though i could use perforama (the second one) but the A had so diagonal angles and the rest of the word that is the name of the brand has a lot of O and M and square things so it was a little problematic.
What do you suggest?
It's been a while and I'm happy to announce that Chiq is up for grabs now.
Chiq is a sans serif face inspired by Optima with a modern touch. It has 3 weights regular, medium & bold with true italics.
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Anyone has an idea what typeface it is in the logo. My first thought is it's slim and flat version of neo sans/tech, but not sure. Or is it a custom font? Thanks in advance. BTW, I didn't try whatthefont.
PS: it's the logo for the International Horticulture Exposition 2011 Xi'an (where I am in), but it's not a good news for us.That's another story.
I'd love some help identifying this typeface used on David Carson's latest cover design for Little White Lies. It's kinda United Sans-ish but not. Anyone know what it is?
It's the one on the right.
Thank you so kindly.
Can somebody tell me what font this flyer uses? I like its vertical height and clarity, and am going through all of my fonts and can't find a match. I feel as if it would be a very common font but I just don't know what it is. I was using Impact, but think the font on this flyer is so much better.
This is a concept I've had for a while, that I've only recently began to digitize. It started from the idea of an i, in which the principal stroke and the tittle form a diagonal slice. Here's my original freehand sketch:
I wanted to perhaps turn this idea into a legible gothic typeface with a high x-height, round, open letterforms, and ascenders/descenders/tittles with slanted, angular ends. Here it is digitized in Fontographer:
The lowercase letterforms:
At the moment, Thistle seems better suited for a display font (it could make an excellent logotype). It's surprisingly legible at smaller sizes (although much of the distinguishing slanted strokes and tittles become lost).
The typeface looks a bit like Univers Condensed but I don't think I've ever seen a C like this. Any idea what typeface this is?