Fogal Stockings Packaging

thierry blancpain's picture

Dear typophiles,
I'm looking for an ID on the grotesk typeface in the following two pictures. It is used by Fogal, a Swiss stockings company, for their packaging. I doubt that they'd have a custom typeface, but maybe that's the solution.

Thanks for your help!

Raf's picture

What about

Engravers Gothic ITC Blair Sackers Gothic Burin Sans

bowfinpw's picture

I'd say House Neutraface. Neutraface No. 2 includes a more 'normal' E. There are a lot of weights and variations in the complete Neutraface superfamily. With a bit of graphic manipulation I am sure you could come very close, if not an exact match.

- Mike Yanega

thierry blancpain's picture

raf, it's none of those. they all have a flat A-peak, so they're out from the beginning.

mike, i doubt it is neutraface. it was my first thought but this packaging existed for 4+ years so if it wasn't a custom alteration, i couldn't have been neutraface.

thanks for the help thus far though!

bowfinpw's picture

The original Neutraface has been around since 2002, I believe. The modifications to that would not have been very difficult.

- Mike Yanega

thierry blancpain's picture

sadly none of those is it. Neutraface would've been altered REALLY heavily, for example the S is completely different (more in the FF Bau / Trade Gothic Extended range). both of those clearly don't fit the M/A of the typeface above though.

paulstonier's picture

CityOf is a little closer, but obviously not it either.

bowfinpw's picture

I think this is driving us to the conclusion that it is custom, but just to show what even a very clumsy editing job can do with Neutraface 1, see the sample attached. I converted the letters to outlines, and manipulated (badly) the S points, as well as the R counter and E arm.

- Mike Yanega

thierry blancpain's picture

yeah you're right, it is very probably a custom typeface. thanks for the detective work & help!

paulstonier's picture

Maybe not 100%, but I just realized it's REALLY close to Neville Brody's Bonn

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

WOW! This is absolutely beautiful. It’s custom alright.

Fogal-2Plain:
http://www.fogal.com/downloads/fogal_autumn_winter_0910_en.pdf

Oh and there’s goes Bonn again. Paul, where did you get Bonn? I want it too :-) I should just ask Research Studios if the exclusivity contract is up.

Mikey :-)

thierry blancpain's picture

wow never checked this thread after my last post, happy (and sad) to see it's actually custom! thanks again guys.

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