Which symbolfont to go with Tarzana?

ganesh's picture

For a city-signage-project I am going to use Emigre Tarzana.
I am in search of a matching dingbats-font. (Arrows, icons ecc).
So far I have been considering FF Info, FF Transit.
Any idea appreciated.

Stephen Coles's picture

Wow, Tarzana is a fairly idiosyncratic face for public wayfinding. I commend your bravery. I really think any basic arrows will do. You don't want them to be too stylized, especially when they are meant to direct people quickly and clearly.

joeclark's picture

Stewf may commend your bravery, but I question your wisdom. Is the “city” in question Tarzana? Sort of like setting the poster for O Brother, Where Art Thou? in Brothers?


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ganesh's picture

You are both right. I have been pondering that choice for a while myself. But its a small project for a small city, whose CI-font is Tarzana. Still I have to do final testing in 1/1 scale.

Miss Tiffany's picture

You'd be better off using something proven, and compatible, in the field, so to speak, and then, perhaps, having the name of the city (much smaller) in Tarzana (if at all) on the signs.

ganesh's picture

The signage, besides giving direction to pedestrians, is supposed to transport identity and image for that place. It does not need to be too classical, as long as it works. All the touristic material for this small city, all the posters ecc. are set in Tarzana. Can’t upload examples right now, as I am out of office on my laptop.

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