Perfectly round G, sans serif, high crossbar

Jenel's picture

I hope I've posted this in the right location. I'm a desktop publishing hobbyist, and I've been asked to create a poster for a local nonprofit. I'd like to find a sans-serif font with a perfectly round capital G, thick letters (but not too thick), with a high crossbar. (Is that the right word for it?) This is for a fund-raising dinner, and my plan is to turn the G into a plate, and the crossbar into the shape of a fork.

Any recommendations?

Jenel

bowfinpw's picture

I think Bernhard Gothic would meet these descriptions.

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Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Jenel,

what about Avant Garde Gothic?

Jenel's picture

Thanks for the suggestions. I like both of those. I also ran across Samosata NF, which has kind of a neat capital E that I could play with when creating the fork. But Samasota is so much cheaper (about $8) that it makes me wonder if something is wrong with it. Any feelings on that?

Jenel's picture

By the way, in playing with the design, I no longer think I want a high crossbar. A lower crossbar makes the plate and fork look more like a G.

Jenel's picture

In other words, I'm willing to pay more for a font if it performs better.

Jenel's picture

Agenda is a very nice font, but it doesn't have the perfectly round G I'm looking for. Thanks for the reply, though!

Florian Hardwig's picture

it makes me wonder if something is wrong with it

Samosata is based on Bernhard Gothic. This old metal font has a couple of alternate characters. One can intersperse a line with those in order to establish a quirkier Art Deco look. Some digitizations of Bernhard Gothic also feature these extra glyphs, see the Agfa/Monotype version. For Samosata, Nick Curtis has merged all those alternates into one font. While the single-storey ‘a’ or the ‘k’ with its proudly exposed leg is nice, other characters are way too strange to work (as default forms): the uncial ‘e’, the ultra-narrow ‘s’, the ‘z’ with descender …

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