Engineer-y Typeface

julia.warren's picture

Hey all. I have been commissioned to do a project that is totally not up my alley--design a logo and identity for an engineering firm called Meta Engineering. I am trying to make some type choices and have a few ideas...if I purchase a new typeface I don't want to spend a lot so does anyone have suggestions for a cheap Engineer-ish typeface?

Si_Daniels's picture

Meta Engineering - are you serious? Sorry to state the obvious, but you should use... Myriad.

julia.warren's picture

Haha...are you serious? I mean, I love the myriad/meta connection but...boring?

hrant's picture

DIN would be obvious.
More subtle would be Klavika, or Cachet.


Chris Keegan's picture

One more...


nina's picture

Not cheap, but nice: Gravur Condensed

Si_Daniels's picture

> Haha...are you serious?

No :-)

Jan's picture

Neo Tech/Sans

russellm's picture

Isocteur. it's an old AutoCAD font.

Nothing says "engieering" like AuroCAD.

Can be effective in small doses


Jan's picture



PublishingMojo's picture

Interesting that everyone except F. Frank went sans serif on this one. I'd lean towards something like Adrian Frutiger's Serifa.

julia.warren's picture

Thanks for all of the suggestions. I love this site and all you typophiles.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

I'm just pulling inspiration from Design Observer:

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