(x) Encore Sans: Alternatives

ebspoony's picture

Hi all,

I've recently been really enchanted with Parachute's Encore Sans and I'd like to use it in a project I'm working on. However, that project really requires a family with more range in widths. Does anyone have any good alternate suggestions to Encore Sans that might have a wider range? Thanks for all your thoughts!

Reed Reibstein's picture

What about Flama?

ebspoony's picture

Beautiful face; a bit more to the "DIN" side of things than I wanted to go...I was hoping to air more on the "Helvetica" side of the scale. I know that sounds obscure, but I hope it makes sense!

Reed Reibstein's picture

On the gritty grotesque side, try Knockout or Bureau Grot. For something a bit more refined, consider Benton Sans.

penn's picture

More range in widths? You need more than 10?

*Edit: oops. Read widths, thought weights. Now I understand you mean compressed, expanded, &c

ebspoony's picture

Benton Sans had also crossed my mind. Thanks auricfuzz! All solid suggestions!

Reed Reibstein's picture

My pleasure. Benton Sans' 128 (!) styles would certainly keep you covered in any conceivable situation :-)

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