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Myriad, Frutiger, Optima, Helvetica, Univers, Bauhaus, AvantGarde, any other?
LetterPerfect makes great "A"s - like Donatello's:
Edward Johnston's Underground
Rudolf Koch's "Koch Original"
Lucian Bernhard's Eagle
I like a pointy tip, as in Geometric 415, some weights of Futura, Neutraface, Nobel, the aforementioned Eagle.
Gill Sans has a nice A. As does Today Sans.
Gotham is nice at the lighter weights, but from Bold on down the counters start to fill in.
I think this is kind of a strange topic. Most of those A's are kind of uninspiring. Were you bored or something? Or doing a logo where you need a big A?
I tend to focus more on the R with Sans, am partial to the Franklin Gothic/Gotham/Avenir style.
Geometric 415 ... aka Metro ... is yummy.
"Were you bored or something?"
my question exactly...
But, whenever I need some sleep, I think about the most exciting sans l.c. i no dot.
He is bored?
"Who is the greater fool? The fool, or the fool who follows him?"
- O W Kanobi
> whenever I need some sleep ...
I used to do that sort of thing, but these days I simply need to get horizontal. :-/
I'm gonna carve an A for my typo. instructor to give him for his birthday (which he never gave me anyway)
What material are you going to carve, are you intending to incise the A or make it a relief?
I suggest Albertus for incising (which I know is not a sans) or Mostra Two for a relief.
I've changed my mind, I'll cut it out from thin, wooden board and I found that Geometric 415 is very appropriate (I mean easy and good lookin) for the task (god what a task), and apologies from those who were bored by this topic, I'm still a newbie.. :) ..and thanx for suggestions..
Try a veneer