Which are the ten best sans-serif capital A's of all time?

daydbaoi's picture

Myriad, Frutiger, Optima, Helvetica, Univers, Bauhaus, AvantGarde, any other?

hrant's picture

LetterPerfect makes great "A"s - like Donatello's:


pattyfab's picture

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.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Geometric 415 ... aka Metro ... is yummy.

dberlow's picture

"Were you bored or something?"

my question exactly...

dberlow's picture

But, whenever I need some sleep, I think about the most exciting sans l.c. i no dot.

hrant's picture

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. :-/


daydbaoi's picture

I'm gonna carve an A for my typo. instructor to give him for his birthday (which he never gave me anyway)

timd's picture

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.

daydbaoi's picture

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..

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