alternatives to Proxima Nova Condensed

veekee's picture

I'm thinking about matching Utopia Black as a headline with Proxima Nova Condensed as a subhead...it's for a university student newspaper I'm redesigning. I wonder, are there any other alternatives to Proxima Nova Condensed that I could test out? I really love the contrast between the two but I am not 100% sold on Proxima Nova.

Appreciate the help!
Vikki

Indra Kupferschmid's picture

Do you need the thin cut you linked to?
You could try Agenda (scroll down to condensed styles), Nobel Condensed, Erbar Condensed (only bold styles available), Interstate or Morpeth for example.

veekee's picture

Kupfers - thanks - great suggestions, I totally forgot about Interstate, but sadly, no italics are available. And yes, I'm going for a Thin or Book cut for maximum contrast to Utopia. hope it's not too jarring.....?

Apologies, I'm too dumb to make this show up as an image: http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6457/screenshot20110714at146.png

Frode Bo Helland's picture

This all boils down to what it is you like about Proxima Nova. Sindre Bremnes' Telefon has a light cut in the works and a lot of similarities in structure. There's no condensed style though. Other geometric sans serifs with condensed styles: Graphik, Gotham and VF Sans.

Indra Kupferschmid's picture

There are italics for Interstate, also a light condensed: http://www.fontbureau.com/fonts/Interstate/styles/
Lighter might also be too light (like in your image). What printing process?

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