Modern sans-serif with descender on f?

annekate's picture

I'm working on a wordmark that leads out with the word "flying" and I love the look of a descender on the f. So far I've only found this on Verlag italics, which are lovely but are also quite pricey. Can you think of any others?

bartd's picture

upright sans + descending lower case f + not too expensive = Exljbris Anivers (free font)
if an italic sans will do as well, your choice widens considerably

Nick Shinn's picture

I presume it’s sans serif italics that you’re after.
Here are a couple of mine:

(I also have Bold and Extra Bold Italics available, although not in general retail release.)

(Lots of weights.)

It’s really not a problem to manually extend the stem of a sans, but here is one pre-drawn anyway:
Fedra Sans

eliason's picture

Fedra Sans is the first thing I think of. But isn't customizing any geometric sans /f/ to descend something that any good wordmark designer should be able to do him- or herself?

annekate's picture

I certainly could do it myself, but I'm pretty new to working with type and perhaps overly worried I will do something clumsy and upset the aesthetics/proportions of the face. But maybe this isn't a big deal for such a small change?

Lovely suggestions, thank you! I hadn't looked at Anivers in a while but it is compelling. Fedra Sans is also quite nice. (I love the italic f in Sensibility too but the overall look isn't right.)

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