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Can anyone suggest a sans serif family that includes an especially thin weight...or two?
I've already found Interstate FB.
I won't use Avant Garde, so don't even tell me...
Romeo from Font Bureau. The only thing you might not like about it is its condensed. Also from Font Bureau is Agenda.
Him... think that Mr. de Groote is a specialist for very thin fonts. His TAZIII comes in 15 weights.
Here are mine:
Fontesque Sans Ultra Light
A serif and a script, both hairline:
Bodoni Egyptian Thin
Anisette Petite Thin & Anisette Thin, Parisine Clair & Parisine Plus Clair all from Typofonderie
Gotham Thin from Hoefler&Frere-Jones
Neutraface Thin & Neutraface Condensed Thin from House Industries
It wouldn't shock me at all if all of the sans serif fonts from Font Bureau offered an extremely thin weight as that is one of the (many) things we can count on from them.
Whitney and Whitney Condensed both have light weights as well. Also from H&FJ
FF Meta Hairline
I'm sure that this is for print application but note that on screen especially under ClearType (and clones) these fonts almost dissapear. In contrast under b/w rendering with drop-out control set you always have at least one pixel stems with even the thinest of thin font. Case in point Courier New on Mac OS (on Windows OS-level tricks are used to add bulk to the rendering)
My Proxima Nova has three--Thin, Condensed Thin, and Extra Condensed Thin.
What about a Goddam Cadaverous Waif weight?
Since we're all plugging our own stuff...
Apex Sans Extra Light is very thin indeed:
FF Daxline Thin
FF Absara Sans Thin
Abadi Extra Light
FF Unit Thin
Neue Helvetica Ultra Light
Sun II Extra Light
URW Martin Gothic Thin
Our ClearviewOne has Extra Thin and Thin in three different widths. And will soon be available in OpenType.
Peter Bil’ak’s —Fedra Sans Display 1— looks so elegant and thin (even hairline!):
Thanks very much for all your suggestions!
What about poor old Swiss? (the one by Bitstream™)
It's "Thin" cut is really very thin!
My own plug:
Mundo Sans Extra Light
Mundo Sans = Mondo Sweet!
Great! When will the OpenType versions be ready? I purchased a single weight last week, and not a set, but can I get the OT version when released?
>>Our ClearviewOne has Extra Thin and Thin in three different widths. And will soon be available in OpenType.
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The OpenType versions of ClearviewOne should be ready in a couple of weeks. Some of the fonts are already completed. We are taking the 128 PS Type1 fonts that made up the original family and creating a 48 font OT family. You can certainly get an OT version when released.
Truth FB Thin
It’s “Thin” cut is really very thin!
That's the equivalent of Helvetica 25 UltraLight innit? I know Swiss is Bitstream's Helvetica.
Today Sans Extra Light (text)
Today Sans Extra Light (headline)
This font designed by me could be interesting, not published for now.
TF Forever Thin
Credo Extra Light
Here's an unusual one:
and it looks ugly...
Yes, the spacing is hopeless,* and the light weight is irregular in a way that does not make sense.
*Although you cant beat those Li and Fr ligatures…
I heard Manfred doesn't like screwing with kerning in his old age. For free who can complain? If you took the time to space it out, it wouldn't look bad to someone who loves unicase.
The irregularity of the weight doesn't appear on my screen. Maybe a resolutionissue?
House Industries - Neutra Display Thin
House Industries - Chalet Paris 1960
Credo is cool! Did Jim start its life as hot metal?
Did Jim start its life as hot metal?
When Jim spoke to the Toronto Type Club, he talked a bit about his process. And if i understood/remember correctly, Jim starts the fonts digitally, then cuts them into metal, making tweaks along the way. I believe this is one that he did put into lead, but I'm not for certain. Maybe Jim will show up and clear things up for us. >^p
Good to see a real craftsman at work. Jim is the man!
whoops - just reread the original post... sorry.
Anything in a receeding hairline weight?
Just Bald Condensed
My hairline has receded so far back it is in the incunabula era.:-)
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Just finished a list of extra light fonts at the FontFeed.
Sweet. Now we can make people have to squint even harder than normal. Newsprint it is then!
No, silly. It's for big!
Just found this on FontShop - I think it might be of interest, haha.
You will find something on my own website maybe.
One is called Rive and it is very thin.
Maybe youl like it
Phoenica offers three special hairline (15, 25, 35) cuts.