Colaborate by Ralph Oliver du Carrois

Tim.Donaldson's picture

I came across this font which I think is fairly nice. 5 weights from thin to bold (which is fairly bold). No italic which is a shame but I think what is there is pretty decent. Has anyone used this in any projects? Anyone have any opinion on the font?

Miss Tiffany's picture

The ampersand is kinda fugly and the Q reminds me of Thesis and the W and w both have an apex problem and the t falling below the baseline looks more like a mistake and the bold weight just looks extrapolated.

Am I being too harsh?

Miss Tiffany's picture

Check out Aller designed by Bruno Maag. It is also free to download.

merkri's picture

I was going to use it for a project; I think it's pretty nice, actually, but the t sort was too distracting, for lack of a better word

Aller's also very nice, and sort of complementary, but there the k and x stick out a little, for better or worse (although I do like the Aller &).

I think they're both nice, although it depends on what you'd be using it for.

Tim.Donaldson's picture

The t defiantly catches the eye, this is fine in larger display settings for me. I was actually directly comparing it with Aller earlier today. I'm looking for something for a client who wants the be the 'fresh' and 'edgy' cliche (although I do like their genuine attitude). I was favouring Colaborate because of its thin face and ability to have a lot of contrast with the bold. I personally like Aller better except the blocky serif (is there a name for this?) on top of the i and j annoy me a bit. I think it works better on the capital J. The a, b, g and l are what I really enjoy. The italics have a nice treatment too.

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