new font for SWANKGLOSSY magazine.

jvdm's picture

i am working to find a substitute font for swankglossy fashion magazine. The font that i want to substitute is Bodoni.

The font is similar to Didot,and most fashion magazine use this font such as ELLE, VOGUE, BAZAAR, etc. I`m trying to find something new, fresh, elegant yet still has a sense of fashion in it.

I would really appreciate any thoughtful feedback you are willing to share. Please ask any questions you need answered in order to respond.


mk2's picture

What will the typeface is going to be used for, headlines or body texts?
PS: Greetings from Surabaya, Indonesia. :-)

Is that your own custom typeface, Frank?

Goran Soderstrom's picture

Heroine Pro is made for these kind of things.

nina's picture

If it's for titles, you might want to look at these:
More sharp and extravagant: FF Pitu!
Softer, with varying degrees of swirliness: Narziss
It would be good to know what kind of "feel" you're after.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Yes it it, but it’s not completely finished yet. I feel bad about this self promoting, so here’s something else you might want to check out: Didot Elder.

ian party's picture

SangBleu BP or Didot BP ?

Didot Elder is a good choice too

mk2's picture

I'd like to suggest Gareth Hague's Perla (a swirly Didot).

Frode Bo Helland's picture

There’s thousand of designs that could suit fashion. Tell us a bit more about the magazine! Who reads it? What tone do you want it to have?

poms's picture

I think the "History" system could offer you a lot of flavour.

Check also Irma, Jigsaw, Klimax (same foundry)


BTW Another interesting Didone design is Ambroise.

jvdm's picture

@ Mk2 (Jimmy): the font will be used as headline/display.
PS:salam dr Jakarta =).saya sudah add Fb mu.Btw web lo bagus.

@ Ian Party : Yes,i like SangBlue, it looks nice, i`ll take it under consideration.

@ frode: I`ve already looked at Didot Elder.Its a good font but i dislike the arrow on the "S". Swankglossy`s readers are mostly female age 20 - 30, but some Men do read them. Btw thanks for the input. PS: Yes your font looks elegant. =)

@ Poms : Dhanke, i really like the wide variation of History, i think its the best candidate for now.

jvdm's picture

@ frode : i like the Finura.

@ altaira : thanks for the suggestion. I think Narziss seems nice.

jvdm's picture

@ All : I would like to say thanks for every suggestion. I`m not the only designer on the team and the candidates will be reviewed together.

nora g's picture

I recommend JEANNE MODERNO by Steve Mehallo. See here or here

poms's picture

@nora g
war mir bislang nicht bekannt, danke dafür!

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Ambroise is definitely worth a look.

jvdm's picture

I would like to apologize to all you,because unfortunate issues (mostly financial) , the magazine closed down, and the font research was discontinued. Thanks for all you guys.

mk2's picture

No problem, John...

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