Alternative to Linotype Brown font

nic_-_mic's picture

Hello!

I am looking for nice looking Sans font that could replace Lineto Brown (http://lineto.com/The%20Fonts/Font%20Categories/Text%20Fonts/Brown/) for a website project. Any suggestion welcome.

nic_-_mic's picture

Sorry for the mistake in the title

bojev's picture

Franklin and News Gothic both have some of the same feel as Brown

nic_-_mic's picture

Thanks for the suggestion! I was already thinking about Franklin too, and News looks very decent as well. The problem relies a lot around that different kind of "a" (I don't know how it's called). It gives the Brown type a "Futura/retro" feel. Also, I don't want to use futura as I have been using it waaay too much in my recent projects...

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Whatwhatwhat? Neither Franklin Gothic nor News Gothic is anything like LL Brown.

bojev's picture

He was looking for a nice looking sans - I did not think he wanted a clone.

hrant's picture

Well, "that could replace" doesn't exactly mean "anything goes"...
And you did say "same feel"...

hhp

Les ONeill's picture

Maybe Proxima Nova, using the alternate monocular 'a'?

bojev's picture

So Hrant, have you ever really looked at Franklin Gothic and News Gothic - feel is different than same as, and may be a more personal response.

hrant's picture

You lost me.

hhp

nic_-_mic's picture

Thank's a lot guys. Proxima nova seems nice. But, I'll have to find out if the alternative "a" can bet set in a web font context. Hmmmm, something tells me you can't...

Nick Shinn's picture

Don’t forget the Brown from which Lineto plagiarized the name of its typeface.

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