I first thought this was Helvetica Rounded or AG Book Rounded but looking at the a and the g I'm not so sure. Does anyone know what it is?


¿What is this?


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Nice Geometric Sans

hey guys. I saw this this morning and am in love with it. Any ideas what it is?

I think I'm having an off few days, I can't for the life of me figure out what the typeface is on the cover of the new Mogwai album. What's this sans serif?


Just a quirky typography tale and conundrum.

The Eurovision Song Contest is easily the biggest televisual event of the year in Sweden. The national selection for what song will get to go stretches out over six weeks, with over a third of the population seeing each qualification round and almost half the final. It's an enormous production on a mastodon scale, with artists, dancers, choreographers, set designers and TV producers spending months trying out everything to perfection.

Which is why I was so surprised when one of the performances switched typefaces in less than 24 hours.

We have just embarked on a complete overhaul of the magazine style for Waypoint AirMed&Rescue. We are seeking advice on the best way to pair up a sans and a serifed font.

So far we have chosen Zapf Elliptical and Williams Caslon Text as the main contenders for the main article body text. We would like to use a modern sans face for the features to create contrast between the standard articles and the featured articles.

We're not necessarily looking for suggestions on what to use, but are simply looking for advice on the theory behind combining (and creating contrast between) sans and serifed typefaces within magazine body copy.

The condensed orange gradient typeface here is something I am curious about - love the numerals - it is not far away from MVB Solano ( - but not quite...

Any ideas?

Your time and knowledge is, as always, much appreciated!



Can someone identify this headline font from wired magazine.

It's celebration time @ ARS Type!

Along with the launch of our new website, I'm proud to announce the official release of the redrawn and fully extended ARS Maquette PRO !

Completed in November 2010, this new version however, is much more than an upgrade. Not only was it extended with two versions of newly designed italics and a generous amount of features & alternate characters — it was completely redrawn, refined and extensively spaced & kerned (with the extensive help from Igino Marini-iKern) to fully excel in all its applications. Quite certainly for text and even more so for headlines, by introducing a unique new Display cut for all weights and styles.

Been trying to identify this typeface for hours now but can't seem to find any with a matching lower case "a". Any idea what typeface it is?

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Decorative Sans

Hello Typophile,

anyone out there who can give some information about this font?
Looks custom to me and reminds me somehow of M/M Paris.


Im looking for this peculiar sans typeface from the cover of Merz magazine 20 circa 1927. It could be hand rendered? However im in need of a typeface with similar rounded edges and ideally the uppercase K needs to be close. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Does anyone know this sans being used by Urban outfitters on their updated website? They are using it on the main page ( for the header and the secondary navigation, as well as on their blog ( in various places. It looks a bit like Planeta from Gestalten, but there are more alternates and a different lower case.

Does anyone recognizes this Sans?


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frank o gehry

any clue on this one?


This is off one of a series of industrial information posters from the communist era in Hungary that I bought in Budapest a few years ago. (The other posters have different typefaces, ranging from Gill Sans to Helvetica and a few more more-or-less interesting ones I can't identify, might post them later if there's interest.) The text reads: "do not touch the oxygen flasks with oily greasy hands". Design in Hungary was good but tended to change less with the times, therefore the very wide time range.

I've photographed, cropped, cleaned up and tried to straighten this as best I could, though it's still a bit warped. Whatthefont turns up nothing. Any ideas? Some of the letterforms are slightly awkward (especially the g) but overall I like it a lot.

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!


! UPDATE (2/21): New pdf here!

Hello Typophilers
Just wondering if anyone can point us in the right direction in finding a font similar to the image attached, I'm currently working with Berber (Steven Banham) but options would be good.

any thoughts?

I'm trying to settle on fonts for a logotype that is a compound word (want to distinguish
the 2 parts of the word).

Leaning towards a serif/sans mix but trick is finding a combo that has very similar x-height and shape, and lasting power for a logo.

There are 2 sets of double "Os." This is where I'm stuck, to go with very round or very not round.
Also a lowercase "g" which is probably my favorite letter in double storey form.

Overall look should be friendly, approachable.

I'm leaning towards Minion combined with either Syntax, Meta, Profile or Whitney (the last of which
I don't own and will have to buy).

Any opinions?


happy New Year, typophiles!
I am glad to present a new Osnova family, sans serif workhorse.

This brand new font family was just released this month from Portuguese designer Dino dos Santos, and it's a real beauty.

I'm thinking about buying the display, text, and sans. What are your thoughts? A new classic or nothing special?

Just released Cabin, a humanist sans inspired by Edward Johnston’s and Eric Gill’s typefaces, with a touch of modernism

Free, and available as a Webfont in the Google Webfonts Directory.

Spacing & Kerning by Igino Marini's iKern service.

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Din Alike Geometric Sans

Hello there,

Anyone recognizes this Geometric Sans? The "a" is very Din alike, but the characters are a bit more into the square form (look at the e).


Hello fellow Typophiles!
My name is Jordan Bell and I have been working on this Sans for about 3 months now. I study graphic design and typography at Abilene Christian University as a junior and have taken an Intro to Typography course. I realized at the beginning of this semester that I am hopelessly obsessed with typography. So, I started drawing! It started with sketches inspired by fonts such as Info, Dekar, Titillium, and Klavika. I then decided to try to learn how to use Fontlab Studio 5. After reading lots of reviews, tutorials, and blogs, I started drawing in Fontlab and Illustrator. In other words, I am a beginner.

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