Skinny monoline sans caps

Renaissance Man's picture

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bojev's picture

Some version of DIN Condensed

donshottype's picture

DIN could be used as a substitute but others are closer. Note DIN has spurred _G_, _W_ has vertex that goes to top not half way etc. Trump Soft Pro http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/canadatype/trump-soft-pro/ is closer but is still not a match.
Another similar Van Condensed Light http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/rsantos/van-condensed/
Don
Might be a Westjet corporate font.
Don

donshottype's picture

I note that the strokes of these letters come together in an animated video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAiXnVjNrYY
Makes me wonder if this is actually a font or animated artwork.
However, if a font exists it would be interesting to see some more letters.
WestJet makes a big splash about how it listens to its customers. I wonder how they would respond to a request asking how the video was made? Perhaps the video maker would be happy to share information on the font used, or the fact that it was not a font, with a curious viewer.
Don

donshottype's picture

Most people would not notice the difference if you used Ostrich Sans


https://www.theleagueofmoveabletype.com/ostrich-sans
Drop the vertex on _W_ by narrowing the letter, lower the center stroke on E and tinker with the _S_ and you have a pretty good match. Even has the same rounded ends.
Don

bojev's picture

Good find Don!

donshottype's picture

Thanks Bob.
Irony of the day:
The ostrich is a flightless bird but it took wing for WestJet.
Don

Renaissance Man's picture

Thanks for the info and comments.

"Most people would not notice the difference if you used Ostrich Sans"

I often cannot tell subtle differences between fonts. Here I can. WestJet has less artifice and is more graceful than Ostrich Sans, the TA kerning notwithstanding.

But if I needed a font in that style, I might consider Ostrich Sans if nothing closer showed up. Thanks again.

bojev's picture

If this started out as this animation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAiXnVjNrYY
it may not be a font at all but drawn in the animation program or if a font at least altered by being flown in etc.

donshottype's picture

Yes, I mentioned in my previous post that the strokes of these letters come together in an animated video.
I also mentioned that Ostrich could be edited. For example with a little bit of work I made some letters that are rather close -- something that can be readily duplicated by anyone with some font editing skills:


BTW this is a font where editing is allowed.
Don

bojev's picture

Nicely done Don, I feel that this font is a total adaptation rather than the base glyphs.

donshottype's picture

Thanks Bob. I agree that the video maker did a pretty free adaptation of something. Might be Ostrich, might be something else. It was fun to reverse engineer the letters. Nice "friendly" S and G.
Don

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