I spotted this amazing logo in München recently,

Doing some research I saw that their current name plate is not this one, and quite uninspiring

Digging further back I found examples that are close and look like a condense Galliard, but are definitely not the same as the photo I took:

Notice especially the way the r hooks around in a brush-like or talon like manner in the photo.

Any help is appreciated!

Hello Typophiles.

My name is Alvaro Franca, I'm an aspiring type designer and I've been doing some research on newspaper typefaces, their specifics, needs and whatnot and came to wonder a couple of things in regards to what they used to look like and what they look like today.

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Hey everyone. Sorry about the subject title...needed something to lure you in :D

Anyways, I posted a similar thread in this forum called Kill this layout! (Are we seeing a pattern here?), wherein I have a selection of layout ideas that I have presented for lambasting by Typophile frequenters, e.g. hrant, Birdseeding, sanderpe.

15 weeks on, I have boiled down the best of those ideas, argued constructively with the powers-that-be for a decent budget for fonts, and tried to learn how to do Illustrator, to come up with this.

My college newspaper has asked me to update the fonts for them. They currently use Kepler for the the masthead and body copy, and Trade Gothic for the headlines and bylines. The editor-in-chief wants the paper to look urban and modern, similar to the Chicago Reader. I am recommending Intro Inline for the Masthead, Lubalin Graph for the headlines and bylines, and Utopia for the body copy. Are these fonts appropriate?

Hello everyone. I am designing a high school newspaper for my campus, called "The Pioneer". What it pioneered, I do not know.

wondering what this font is called?
Thanks in advance!

Yes, really, I am offering a reward of up to $200 for information leading to the apprehension of the font used in a document. I am mildly stumped, and running out of time.

Details on my blog here:

Plus, assuming my client lets me talk about it afterwards, you could be immortalized in one of my “font detective” talks. :)

Hi guys - can anybody help me with this one? It's the banner for 'The Riki Lash Lazaar Show', long-running column in the tabloid the Majorca Daily Bulletin. So long-running in fact that this font may date from the late 60s. Sorry about the small image (it's from the net), but I thin you can make out enough detail. if not I can maybe make a bigger scan.
Thanks in advance

I've been working on my first font; it tries to channel early woodblock display fonts, with a very low-fidelity, imprecise and analogue quality. There are no straight lines, and a plenty of intentional 'defects'.

There's a couple of sharp corners that I still need to go over, but I'm wondering a lot about the broader direction that I want to move in.

A short sample:

Full PDF sample:

It's really designed for low quality newsprint (I made the first few letters for my school's newspaper) so I encourage you to print it out and look at it on the page if you have the time and patience.

I haven't done anything more than side bearing-based spacing yet (the & entering the P is a mistake, not a ligature.)

I saw a scan of the front-page of this 1898 French newspaper, and it's captivated me. I know it's highly unlikely there's an exact match, being so old, but something close would be awesome too. It's somewhat like Landry Gothic, but it's different in the shape of the R and the E's subtle slope down on the top leg, and therefore has too contemporary a feel.

I'm currently leading a redesign of the Glasgow Guardian. We're a student paper with a low budget and 100% run by volunteers.

Two competent amateurs + Adobe CS4 + the next two months = a newspaper.

I’m in the process of redesigning a newspaper, and I’m wondering if there is a way I can more accurately print proofs. Crisp laser printouts are nice, but I want get a feel for how the design will work in its ‘native’ media.

Does anyone have experience putting newsprint through an inkjet printer? Can it be done effectively? I’m pretty sure I can get some of the same paper the news is printed on.

My other alternative is to experiment with type in a house/fill ad that runs in the actual newspaper. This is probably most accurate, but totally up to chance, and only available once a week.

Any advice or information is most appreciated. Thanks.

Does anyone know what fonts the Telegraph use? I believe the serif is a custom typeface. So if anyone can suggest what they think it was based on or something similar.
Also any suggestions what the san serif is?


Hi, typophiles! I usually use the term masthead to refer to the large logo at the top of a front page of a newspaper; I've recently found that masthead actually means something different (list of staff), and that I should be using the term "heading." This seems like a rather broad term, though. Is there a specific term for this section at the top of the front page with the logo, tagline, date, etc?



Country’s Leading Newspaper Enlists Linotype’s Nadine Chahine to Design Typeface in Memory of Gebran Tueni, An-Nahar’s Former Editor and Publisher

Oh mountain, no wind can shake you” – this is the Lebanese saying that inspired Linotype typeface designer Nadine Chahine as she created the Gebran2005™ typeface. Designed for An-Nahar, Lebanon’s leading Arabic-language daily newspaper, Chahine’s creation is part of a major redesign of the publication, available in its new look beginning today in Beirut.

“We will continue to shine a bright light on the importance of free speech in the Middle East that will not be dimmed”

Found this curious image online, any clues guys? Descenders almost don't exist!


Indices : Typefaces : Amplitude

From designer Christian Schwartz on

This will probably be an easy one for everyone, but any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Ready Media changes the way magazines and newspapers are designed. By providing a complete set of templates for every kind of page, publication production is vastly streamlined

With partners Roger Black, Eduardo Danilo, Sam Berlow, Robb Rice and David Berlow, they're not kidding around...

Someone convince me this does not bode ill for the rest of the design profession...?

Professional typographers and designers,

I've been redesigning our school newspaper for weeks/months when I can fit it in between my schoolwork.
I'm throwing it up for critique here.
I'll also post what I started with.
Please let me know your honest opinions.
Is the new design more succesful? If so, why?
Is the nameplate too edgy?
I'm eager to hear anything you can offer me.

Many thanks,




You've seen this concept before. A city made of type. This time for the New York Times.


This is the headline typeface used in the St. Louis Globe Democrat newspaper dated June 22, 1971. It kinda jumped out at me when I was looking through my grandma's old photos and stuff, and I haven't been able to figure it out.

Your help is appreciated.

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