Extended San-serif Typeface

The White Lion's picture

Hi all,

I am interested to know if anyone can identify this typeface? It should be quite easy, I just cannot seem to find it online anywhere. I'm sure this will be an easy one…

Also, I've not used extended fonts ever, and wondered what are a few good ones to use? More importantly, are there any good ones stored away in my default typefaces somewhere (I'm a Mac user with CS3). Any help you could give would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks,


acejet170's picture

Looks like Akzidenz-Grotesk Extended to me. Other good/similar ones: Helvetica Extended and Univers 53, 63, 73, 93 (both a bit obvious, I expect someone else will suggest more interesting examples).

Jan's picture

ITC Blair is another option.

The White Lion's picture

Hmm… Akzidenz-Grotesk Extended is almost there. Unfortunately the terminal of the G doesn't quite lie parallel to the crossbar, like it looks like it does in this example. It is quite small though, so maybe it is.

Being a poor graduate, I have been buying Univers in stages as I've got the money, so I only have 6 fonts so far (not got as far as the Extended fonts!)

Helvetica could be a good one though.



The White Lion's picture

I do love/hate being an anal perfectionist.

Renko's picture

Similar: Sackers Gothic or Engravers Gothic …

nina's picture

Oh gawd, I love that little ghost. Is it a dingbat? :-)
(Yes, I know it'd be easy to draw.)

The White Lion's picture

Nope (unfortunately - I love it too!) It is a logo for a record company:


Here it is being used by ISO50/Tycho for an anniversary poster design:


He uses different shade ghosts to make a number/character (first one being an 'X' and the last being the number '10')

Many thanks to all for the replies. I will investigate them all!


nina's picture

Wow, that's great stuff!* Thanks for sharing.
(* Except maybe that evil typo in the sample you posted… ;-) )

BTW, Zeppelin is also nice and wide:

The White Lion's picture

Hmm, missed the evil typo! Not like me… (where is it?)

The White Lion's picture

Wow, that is nice. Especially the Extended Bold weight! Thanks.

Renko's picture

missed the evil typo!

Ghoslty 10 years …

The White Lion's picture

Ouch! That's a bad one… good eye! (glad I didn't design it - would have annoyed me so much!)

Bert Vanderveen's picture

PacMan, right?

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Bert Vanderveen BNO

sandrosandro's picture

Isn't that sans Titling Gothic from Font Bureau. http://www.fontbureau.com/fonts/TitlingGothicFB/charset

Several times Scott mentioned it using it.


The White Lion's picture

Oh cool, thanks Ravel/Sandro!

I'll check it out when I'm home.

bert_vanderveen: Yes, quite PacMan-ish.


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