what typeface to use with Minimum (Di Sciullo)

Evie's picture

hi folks,

I'm doing a poster for a school project and we had to use minimal typefaces (Herbert Bayer’s Universalschrift, New Alphabet by Wim Crouwel...Minimum...etc)

What typeface, preferably a sans would work nicely with Di Sciullo's Minimum typeface.

Anny suggestions are more than welcome!

riccard0's picture

Something narrow (in order to maintain proportions) and round (so to enhance Minimum's angularity by contrast).

Nick Shinn's picture

But which Minimum?
I've always been attracted to the Bong.

Evie's picture

hey guys thnx for replying

i'm using the minimum toc and minimum noir...suggestions?

as a student every now and then i invest in a new typeface so since i already have bought 3 weights of minimum im on the market for a nice font to be used with minimum.

Nick Shinn's picture

Something by Test Pilot Collective.

You're in the zone of radical experiments of the 1990s.
It's often termed "deconstruction", but there was also a lot of very modular, orthogonal, vector-drawn work, reinventing the alphabet. New media, new typography.

Of the faces acquired by MoMA, Template Gothic and Dead History may be considered deconstructive, but a glaring omission was Licko and Vanderlans' Oblong (1988), the mother of all bitmap-informed neo-constructivist faces.

Look at contemporary issues of Emigre magazine to see an appropriate layout style for such types. "The Cult of the Ugly" as Steven Heller called it.

Evie's picture

thank you very much Nick!

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