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Perpetua(l) distress!


Hi everyone!
This is my first post on this forum, and i really really needed some advice.

My client has a logo already designed using Perpetua (for the main logo type). I need a matching serif and sans serif font to use for the stationary and subsequent collaterals.... and i didn't really want to use Perpetua (i dont like it very much, its so stuffy and old). i know an obvious choice would be Gill sans, but i don't like that font very much either (something about the question mark annoys me)

please help! i've been wracking my brains staring at my screen for hours.

thanks in advance

Gill Sans Extra Condensed Bold(er)

Hi all,

Does anyone know of any typefaces which are similar to Gill Sans Extra Condensed Bold font but even more bolder?
So I would like it to keep the condensed feature(tall) and also the short tails and tops(e.g. d,b,h,g,y,etc) and also the line stroke to be as even as possible but I would like it to be more bolder.


Custom letter spacing?


We have one client that primarily uses Gill Sans for their type. The problem with it is that with certain letter combinations, the spacing gets pretty far off. Ideally we would have a custom made font with custom letter pair spacing, but I don't really know how to do that. The biggest issue is with a period followed by letters like V, W and T. So ". V" or ". T" They tend to run very tight, and we have to manually go in and add spacing. It mostly an issue in InDesign, and it doesn't really matter if the character spacing is Optical or Metric. Anyone deal with this? Whats the best solution?

Does Gill Sans Small Caps come in Opentype?

Does anyone know if there is a version of Gill Sans Small Caps in Opentype format?
Monotype has Gill Sans Small Caps in a Family pack on fonts.com however under the technical details they are only listed as Macintosh PostScript, Windows PostScript, and Windows TrueType. The client this is for uses PC and I am doing the design on a mac. Would the TrueType translate to both platforms?


Thanks in advance for your help!

(x) Gill Sans Hairline versions? - various alternatives {gang}

Hey all,

I've seen this somewhere here before, but I don't think it resolved. Anyone know if a hairline version of Gill Sans has ever been digitized?

There's a poster that Deitch Project did a few years ago to promote a show called "The Studio of the Street" which had a photo of Jean Michel Basquiat. (See it here.) It featured a beautiful sans that appeared to indeed be Gill Sans Hairline, but I've found no digitized version of this anywhere.

Anybody know of such a thing?

Thanks all...!

Geometric/Humanist Sans


Good evening fellow typophiles,

My name is Paul Cooley, I am third year student of Graphic Design at OTIS College of Art and Design. I have recently delved into the world of type design and am absolutely in love. The typeface below is an attempt to combine the languages of Geometric and humanist sans serif typefaces, especially focusing on attributes of Gill Sans, Futura, Akzidenz Grotesk, and Helvetica. I wanted to treat this as a sort of "dream team" of different attributes that I feel work the best in these examples and try and synthesize them into one cohesive face.

(x) Vintage 50s Era Typography - Coronet, Gill Sans {Mark S, Viviane Tubiana}

Hey everyone, new to the board and glad to be here.

I need help in identifying this particular typeface. It's taken from the drink cup of "The Hamburger Stand" (formerly known as The Original Hamburger Stand), a chain of food joints in the Southwestern United States. The Galardi Group is the parent company if that helps in identifying design/marketing houses they may have worked with for producing this updated logo in the 90s. Any help in identifying this or similar fonts would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!