Sans-serif with small caps?

ndmike's picture

Ladies and gentlemen,

I'm working on a book project (with a layout more akin to a magazine) and am looking for a good sans-serif family that has a wide range of weights and also has small caps. I really like FF DIN and Griffith Gothic, but neither come with (as far as I can tell) small caps. Thesis, Myriad and Interstate are fine families, but have they become overused? Whitney has some potential...

I've come to appreciate your input and expertise on these boards and look forward to your feedback.

dan_reynolds's picture

Avenir Next?

Diverda Sans (

Veronika (

The above families have both lining and old style figures

pablohoney77's picture

I particularly like Scala Sans Caps.
If you want a humanist sans, try Legacy Sans.

armin's picture

Meta has lovely caps.

Avenir or Futura in small sizes and bold weights make for lovely "fake" small caps, but only if used all as "lowercase" caps.

Nick Shinn's picture

I can recommend Scala Sans, if you get the full package it comes with differerent combinations of figures (lining or oldstyle) with both U&lc and SC fonts, which is great flexibility. The lining figures are full cap height.

ndmike's picture

Thanks everyone for your comments. You are most helpful. Any concern to my other question that Thesis, Myriad and Interstate are overused? I love them dearly and they'd all work perfectly, but they seem to be everywhere. Maybe it's just me.

Thomas Phinney's picture

And although it's a fine typeface, Myriad doesn't actually have real small caps available.


Stephen Coles's picture

Many more listed in this thread.

Stephen Coles's picture

I agree. Go with something less ubiquitous and you'll stand out.
Seria, Scala, Klavika, Legato are all good alternatives. My favorite
of the moment is Strada.

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