Sans serif

Claudine's picture

It looks a lot like so other sans-serif faces and although this seems commonly used I can't quite pinpoint what this is.

Help, please? Thank you.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Adrian Frutiger’s lovely Avenir.

Jan's picture

It’s Gotham, actually.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Sure? I thought it was Gotham at first, but that top right curve of "e" looked more like Avenir to me.

Jan's picture

Mainly because of the x-height Also look at the ‘t’.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

HF&J’s type tester is to small to really see what’s going on with the t, but the x-height I should have noticed. Gotham it is.

Edit: Ah, the crossbar! I’m learning :)

Jan's picture

Congrats, Frode ;-)

I just going to post this:

Claudine's picture

hey, thanks! and we have a discussion! we wouldn't have any of this if i had a better image to post. :P

but thanks again, i am learning too.

Claudine's picture

It's Gotham of Obama's Change fame, based on my research. It is licensed though. Any unlicensed version that looks the closest? Or anything that gives the same vibe? And no, not Futura. :)

Jan's picture

Gotham is what I said, and Frode agreed.
What do mean by it’s licensed?
You can license it yourself *here*.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

If you need a free alternative, how about Comic Sans?

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Seriously though, maybe Museo Sans is what you’re looking for. It’s not 100% free, but the regular weight is free. The rest is more than worth it’s price.

Free fonts are usually crap, but Jos’ stuff is the exception.

Futura isn’t free by the way, but it comes bundled with OSX.

Claudine's picture

Yes, sorry about that. I understand. I didn't ask for the Comic Sans joke either (Thankfully, I don't have that anymore.)

Yes, it is Gotham and I have you to thank for that. I just Google-d it right after I read your answer, and found out why it looks really familiar to me. So there. :)

Sorry about the confusion. And huge thanks for all your help. :)

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