Mid-Century Europeanish Board Game

underwatersubmarine's picture

Greetings Folks,
I'm looking for a suggestion for a modernist typeface or two to use for a mid-century, Europeanish card game...something slightly swiss and a bit serious.
I know the usual suspects, but I've been looking at some wildcards: FF BAU, Akkurat, DIN ROUNDED, FOUNDERS GROT, and ROUTER (which would really soften up the look and lower the age group).

Any wild and crazy suggestions?

oldnick's picture

Well-chosen name: I understand that the Overland Submarines didn't work out...

The time period's right, but more Spanish than Swiss...

http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/nicksfonts/la-reyna-catalina-nf/regular/

Zach's picture

How about ARS Maquette?

underwatersubmarine's picture

Thanks guys.

Nick, I think your suggestion is a little too expressive, but I like it. ARS Maquette looks like it might be perfect. It's well-balanced (on my screen), has good color and I don't see it stepping on the artwork to come.

The field narrows...

nina's picture

Not sure if you want/need any more suggestions, but how about Graphik maybe: http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/graphik

Or if you want something that's actually Swiss, Replica might be interesting too (it's a bit fresher than Akkurat, and I think less frequently used too):
http://lineto.com/The+Fonts/Font+Categories/Text+Fonts/Replica/

More classic/closer to what you had with ARS Maquette:
Theinhardt from Optimo (also a Swiss foundry)
http://www.optimo.ch/pages/departement/index.php?id_categorie=1&id_font=22

You might also want to look through this list over at FontShop:
http://www.fontshop.com/fontlist/alternatives/helvetica/

Zach's picture

By the way, what exactly is this project about? It sounds interesting.

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