Fonts that work tiny. Phonebook sorta fonts.

Moniker42's picture

Hi, I'm designing an A5 booklet which has a big map legend that needs to fit on one page. What would be a narrow (i.e. condensed) font that works at 6pt or even 5pt?

I have been using Gotham headers and Mercury bodytext throughout. Gotham takes up a bit too much space and I don't like its condensed varieties at small sizes.

Kristian M's picture

Bell Centennial of course!
;-)

Moniker42's picture

Great, thanks for that. Might see if I can find something narrower than Bell Centennial as I'm still pushing beyond the margins with Bell Centennial 5pt...

riccard0's picture

You could try to add one or more column(s), in order to save white space.

Miss Tiffany's picture

There is also Poynter Agate and Griffith Gothic from Font Bureau.

Moniker42's picture

Phew, let's hope I've got my margins right here. Squeezed an extra column in, fiddled with the gutter, Bell Centennial 6.5pt.

thanks again, much love for this forum! :P

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