book cover

I need to find a super-condensed bold typeface for the cover of a small format paperback book. The cover is type-only and some of it will be spot laminated, so it needs to be very chunky. And we want to set the type very large.
At the moment we're using Bureau Grot compressed book, which is lovely, but feels a little too old and traditional. The book is about the art world, so it needs to look elegant but we'd like it to also look really fashionable/youthful. Someone suggested going for something more like Macula which looks fashionable, unusual, playful -- all good -- but it's not condensed enough to set at a really big size.
Can anyone suggest some attention-grabbing alternatives that have the required height and chunkiness?

Any help much appreciated -- thank you!

Any ideas much appreciated!

Does anyone know which beautiful typefaces are on the cover of this book? (except for the main "Subliminar" title font!)


I am hoping someone can help me identify this font used on the cover of John Fante's book The Road To Los Angeles

In case the attachment doesn't work here is a link to the cover:

Thanks for your time and effort!

Any help identifying this font (or a similar font!!!) would be much appreciated. I'm about to pull my hair out.

Here is the image of the book cover.

Can someone please help me identify the typefaces used on this book cover? It would greatly be appreciated! I really need to know this as soon as possible.

Thank You!!

Hello typophile,

I'm wracking my brain trying to identify this typeface, and what makes it worse is that I believe I once identified it and have since forgotten. My mind is a sieve, but I usually remember font names, apparently not this time.

The closest I could come up with would be a condensed version of Sahara Bodoni, but I fear it's actually a Didot and not a Bodoni. Another one that was suggested to me was Bitstream Industrial 700, but I was told that is not quite correct either.

It's lovely and driving me mad, any ideas?

Can anyone help me find an alternative titling face to Matthew Carter's Mantinia for use on the cover of a fantasy novel?

My biggest, perhaps only, complaint with Mantinia is how heavy it appears at larger sizes—especially when it comes down to flowing nicely, not being in competition, with the imagery of a fantasy novel's cover. The current interior typeface is Minion Pro. A titling face that pairs well with Minion Pro would be a big plus. However, I do not know if that is the finalized interior face, so it is not an absolute necessity.

  • I love the ligatures, so a typeface with an assortment of ligatures is a must.
    • An alternate capital R with an extended leg is preferred

So, I spent a couple hours trying to figure out what the font is on the cover of the 50 Shades trilogy, because regardless of what my opinion on the books is, it's a pretty nice font.

Warning: Big image

I'm sorry it's so big, but it's high res, so maybe that'll help a little?

Thanks so much!

Matheus D.'s picture

What fonts are these?

Does anyone know which typefaces are these? The one in "Modern Top-Down Knitting" and the one in the name of the book's author "Kristina McGowan". Is this one "Neutraface"? And the other, in the title of the book? It looks like a modern typeface, but which one?


I am editing a video about baroque music and I need a baroque font with a modern touch, I like this found in a cover book but I need the help of experts to identify it :) If you can recomend me similar fonts would be great, thanks!

Does anyone know what is the typeface with script swashes on this book cover? (low x-height, high ascenders) I thought it was Mrs.Eaves Sans, but this one has high ascenders!

Thank you!

What is this font?

Seems like a classic, but I can't ID it. Thanks!

I'm close to buying LTC Kennerley bold (a face Nick recently mentioned in another thread, coincidentally, though his comment went wooshing over my head) for the covers of a series of books, but I'm not totally sold yet. Can anyone suggest faces with a similar look to the samples below?


I'm doing book covers for a school project that's part of the D&AD. We have five titles to choose from and this my first version for 'The History of Mr Polly'. No back or spine designed yet, will post more tomorrow.

This is supposed to show that Mr Polly is blind because he doesn't know what he want with his life and the fire symbolizes when he sets fire to his own shop so that he can escape from his miserable life.

Any feedback is much appreciated.

Can anyone help me identifying this font?

Does anyone know which fonts are these? (both the ones in the title, in white and the smaller ones also in white) Maybe "Dobra", by DSType? I wonder.

I was doing a research on, it's not Absara, because the "M" in Absara "touches" the baseline. In this case, the "M" is "suspended" and the "O" is very "oval"-like. Notice also how the "R" "leg" goes a little beyond it's own space...(I don't know exactly how this is called in typography, sorry!)

Geogrotesque? I don't know...

Thanks in advance for your help!

I know Foundry has originals, new alphabet, but what is the name of this "regular" version.

Syndicate content Syndicate content