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Apple Watch UI Font

I'm not much of an Apple fanboy but I couldn't help but notice the font in their watch UI, it seems like a mix of Univers and DIN, like it's engraved, maybe they wanted to suggest a classic machined quality to the product.

A good thing they are drifting away from Helvetica.

Does anyone know something about it?

Phototypesetting font experts??

I'm hoping there are some former phototypesetting workers on here or possibly some folks who are knowledgeable in that area. I'm desperately hoping to accurately ascertain a certain font used in various magazines in the 1980s. I've included some examples below from three separate magazines.

Here are the examples:



(Left side)

The fonts are neither Signa nor Univers (the G and 9 are slightly different). Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!!

Univers / Univers Condensed Substitute

Hi everyone,
We recently released a new Corporate Design featuring Univers and Univers Condensed. It all works – great.
However the client s not willing to boy the 100+ licenses to get the fonts onto it employees computers for daily use on stationary etc.
So now I am looking for a substitute that ships with the standard Windows 7 package and resembles Univers and Univers Condensed as closely as possible. Unfortunately I am working on a Mac so I don’t have access to the entire Windows 7 library to try it out myself.
Anyone have any ideas, maybe even faced a similar issue in the past?
Any tips or recommendations are highly appreciated

Potential alternatives to Akzidenz Grotesk Condensed?

After almost seven years of putting it off the time has finally come to assemble a portfolio and stationary etc. Over the last few months I've been looking at a number of typefaces to use for 'branding' myself so to speak and have almost certainly settled on Akzidenz Grotesk Condensed Light and Regular.

The things I love –

  • The vertical sides to the C, D, G, O and Q characters.
  • It's subtly square–ish appearance (for example the bowl on the P and R characters).
  • The straight diagonal leg of the R character.
  • It's history and heritage.
  • I love condensed fonts.
  • It is very utilitarian and simple.
    • The things I do not love –

    Univers, Linotype Univers and Univers Next

    I am having some trouble discerning the better digitization of these three typefaces.

    There do appear to be some differences in them, not withstanding the face that Linotype Univers and Univers Next offer a far greater number of weights than Univers, as well as the more desirable ampersand; the cut (so to speak) appears different. Both Linotype Univers and Univers Next seem to have more modulation in the strokes, and Linotype Univers 430, which I assumed to be an equivalent to Univers 55, seems, well, heavier!

    Also, any idea which is closer to Frutiger's original design?

    Any help appreciated.

    typesetting in Univers


    I am typesetting business cards and have come across a small problem. A person's name is Illingworth, and they specifically requested an "I" with serifs so one can differentiate it from the double L that follows. How would you go about doing this?

    • I tried leaving it in Univers and just adjusting the kerning between the I and double L.
    • I reluctantly tried reducing the vertical height of the double L, but ran into problems with the lowercase i that follows (Illingworth)

    Although the I is slightly thicker than a lowercase L, I certainly understand why this person would be annoyed, but I'm kind of at a loss. Here is how the kerning looks.

    (Top = normal; bottom = kerned.)

    Univers with a stroke

    looking for a fresh pair of eyes, the attached looks very much like Univers 67 Bold Condensed with a stroke added, when I overlay it in Illustrator the only bits that fail to match are the start C. While I can amend this I's just like ot know if its an alternate cut of Univers or something else.

    Images (HQ) of Adrian Frutiger typographies

    Hi guys,

    I'm doing a project for the university wich consists in making a book about "Adrian Frutiger" and how he focusses on type legibility over any thing. So, I explain in it how he looked at the typography, how It must be done and why some ones are more readables than other ones (as for example, why Avenir is better for reading than Futura, as its like a re-design of it).

    So, the problem is that I'm getting stucked getting HQ photos of Frutiger types to put in the book, as Internet has not a lot of images from he / his types. Also I need them in HQ cause I'm making a 20x20 book, so the resolution have to be bigger and also have a good ppp, not 72 from screen wich is not enough...