David Waschbüsch's picture

Brevier Ten

Hi! :)

Here is my first approach on type design. It's a friendy sans serif font with slightly rounded corners, large x-height and wide lettershapes. It's name says it all – designed to be used for body copy in magazines in around 10 point size.

Because it is supposed to be used in print, it lacks of proper hinting (autohinting only actually), so tons of hinting errors may occur. Sorry for that. I hope I can improve hinting as soon as I find some advice how to hint a font properly. See (or even better print) the pdf for a better view on Brevier Ten.

Brevier Ten features some OpenType functionalities like ligatures, discretional ligatures, contextual replacements, lining and old style numbers, caps, historical forms and ISO-Latin 1-3 Glyphs.

I came upon this nice typeface and, as usual, WhatTheFont was useless. Anybody know what it is? I really like the a, c and d.

thanks all,


Before I trace these characters in illustrator, does anybody recognise any of these fonts? I'm assuming they're all from the 60s, possibly 70s.

Any help would be much appreciated.



this reminds of Stone sans but the R does not match.

scannerlicker's picture

Illiad Sans Redesign

Hello everyone!

I'm redesigning a old project, a type family sketched in 2008. I would love to read your feedback, as I'm hoping on some really good insights as I share the redesign process here.

So, here's the sketch:

First two cents, anyone?

Thank you in advance. Cheers!


I’m a typographic layman, nevertheless interested in typography. My favorite serif typefaces are up to now Albertina and FF Scala.
I’m looking for a sans serif typeface that works well as a headline-font with Albertina and Scala. The aim is to set scientific texts. But the typeface ought to work well for body text, too.

My search led me to FF Kievit—a wonderful clear and neutral typeface. Now I’m looking for a typeface that is as clear and neutral as Kievit is, but that has other proportions (when this is the right word for it)—something like DTL Documenta Sans (has unfortunately only one weight), Scala Sans (in my opinion not as clear and neutral as Kievit, but with a wonderful italic like Auto 1 italic (by Underware), or DTL Caspari.

Does anyone recognize the sans used throughout the french magazine "Le magazine double"?

Can somebody please identify this font for me?

Michel's Patisserie in Australia has launched some new $10 cakes, and I can't ID the sans used to advertise them.

You can see the font on their website here:

and in the attached poster.

Can anyone help?



I love the idiosyncratic compressed sans YCN are using, does anyone know what it is?

I can scan in a paper copy if anyone needs it a little larger, but it's quite distinct so I imagine one of you geniuses will know.



I'm going nuts trying to identify this wide, geometric sans which I've seen on my local Fox channel's news graphics and most recently on the Screen Actors Guild awards on January 23, 2010. I've come across likely candidates (Trade Gothic Extended, Aviano Sans, Doublewide) but none of those have the exact letterforms, especially the sharp point angles of capital M and W. The letterforms have the sharp angle characteristics of Metro sans (Dwiggins) but in an exaggerated extended way. The news channel graphics have shown this in upper and lowercase, while the SAG awards used all caps. HELP!

Hey, I'm trying to identify the typeface used in the movie poster (the tom cruise one) of War of the Worlds. I'm talking about the title, of course.

Thanks in advance to anyone that might help ;)

Sindre's picture

Telefon, a Nordic geometric

The best gift I got for Christmas was a book about the design of the Norwegian telephone box (1933). So I got inspired, and drew some glyphs, and all of a sudden I had a whole alphabet. I didn't look at the telephone box lettering while I drew, I wanted to make letters resembling the Art Deco style there still were a lot of traces left of in Norway until the 80s (now, there's only a few phone boxes and some street signs left), without making a derivative of anything.

I've made some deliberately naïve old-school choices, this is not a polished, modern take on a geometric sans serif.

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Does somebody know the font in use by AnOtherMan Magazine?
It's used both underlined and not.


This is a font I've been looking for a while for. Can someone help me ID it? Thanks!


Can anyone tell me what this font is? It is used by the Sunday Times (UK) style magazine.

Thank you

cuchosan's picture

Sans for 5pt print


Please can you recommend a sans-serif for small print (5 pt).
The text will be a URL (i.e. no need for extended symbols, etc)
If it is a freeware font would be perfect, but a commercial type is fine.

Thank you!

Need some help identifying this. Has characteristics similar to Ultra Condensed Sans.

I was flipping through Eye Magazine the other day and really liked the sans used for the bold headlines. Anyone know what it is? THX

Sintesi. Sans meets serif.

You would like to express tradition by using a contemporary font? Sintesi might be exactly what you are looking for.

Sintesi stands for synthesis: the unification of serif and sans-serif into a contemporary font, which surprises with different facets depending on its application.
In copy size Sintesi performs like a sans-serif. It is a compact and well readable font that fulfills all requirements of modern digital media.

In larger sizes, Sintesi unfolds its traditional character. Now, its strong contrast and the perceptible feather-ductus stand out clearly, as we appreciate it in a historical old style face.

Ibn Saeed's picture

Purchasing Mason Sans ?


I have decided to purchase Mason Sans (Opentype).

Can anyone direct me to a site which offers a discount ?

I'm designing my first typeface, I was hoping to get some constructive criticism. I call it Pateo, I'm aiming for a staple sans-serif kind of design, something similar to Helvetica, Akzidenz Grotesk, Univers and the like. I know its a lot to live up to, but I plan on having many, many drafts. This is my lowercase.

Have at'er boys!

Can anyone figure this one out? Thanks. I'm looking for the dubNation part.

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