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Untitled Grotesque

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This is my first post, so: Hello! I'm not a type designer by trade, but I've been interested in typography for 25 years. A few months ago, I finally bought Glyphs and started noodling around. I had no goal, and wasn't looking at any references, but what came out was this friendly blend of Avenir and Akzidenz, with capitals that are more upright and American. Somehow, the more I tried to remove my own hand, the more of a self portrait it became. Has anyone experienced that?

Anyway, it has already been a fascinating process, but at this point, I'd love some feedback. I'm open to any type of comment or critique. I have 3 masters so far.

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Anatomia — from Scottish to Grotesk

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Hello people,
I'm asking for feedback on a project I've been working on the past 9 months. Everything started with the Type Design course @ Poli.Design in Milan. In a group of three people, we recieved the brief of creating some typeface to be used in high-res starting from a typeface with a low-resolution.


We found this old anatomy book (→ from which the name, "anatomia") printed in the early XX century, set in this ugly scottish face with exaggerated details that made it work in small sizes.

Herkild Grotesk No. 1 - my first digital typeface, early view

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Hi there.

I wouldn't mind a bit of critique on this, my first (more or less) digital typeface. It was intended as Schelter-Giesicke Grotesk meeting Helvetica with a dash of Bauhaus (Herbert Bayers "Universal", really), but so far it looks more like random Grotesk meeting Futura, but I like it anyway.

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 –

    Announcing Hikari

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    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.

    Webfont: a legible, good quality grotesk/serif combination. Choices and alternatives

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    Hi everybody,
    looking for a font combination for a web editorial project I'm working on (a magazine focused mainly on stories and opinion but also with short news, let's say in a 70/30% proportion). A sidenote: I'm not the graphic designer, guess I'm the "creator".
    Since I spend most of my days reading, print and on screen, I really like looking at good typograpghy and even if I'm waaaaay far from being an expert, I'd like to choose a bunch of typefaces myself and then discuss with the graphic designer.
    Anyway, I'd like to use a sans for titles/headlines and a serif for long text. The layout is clean, with colors and composition vaguely inspired to the 60-70s italian and european magazines, but It looks like a website, so It's not "old" or "vintage".

    What Type foundry is this font from?

    I became curious with this very neutral grotesque
    looking at the sourcecode of the following site http://www.escola-aberta-rio.com/pt/#
    i discovered that the font is called Mercator LB Regular, but i couldn' t find any font simillar to it in google, only a serifed from linotype that has nothing to do with it...
    Radim Pesko is one of the teachers of the course of the site so maybe it is a guess...
    Anyone have any idea where do i buy this font? Which Typefoundrie?
    Thanks in advance...

    neo-grotesque - love some feedback and criticism

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    it's far from finished:

    the weight between characters is still a little uneven, and some letters i'm not sure about. i was thinking of scrapping the g and starting on a two-story g (along the lines of johnston, akkurat etc.)

    i started by wanting to create a grotesque striped down to its simplest form by removing unnecessary terminals.

    New Release: GT Walsheim – Swiss Geometric Grotesque

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    New Release: GT Walsheim

    In its heart GT Walsheim is a geometric grotesk, but it also has a certain handmade roughness engrained in its design. Based on custom typography by Otto Baumberger for multiple lithography posters from the early 20th century, Walsheim is suitable both for display and for text use.

    Thistle: a friendly display face with an edge

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    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).