WIRED Magazine - Jan 2013 Cover

cyeung168's picture

I've done a search in the forums for typefaces used on WIRED magazine. From searching, I've concluded that the masthead is a custom typeface by Hoefler & Frere-Jones. (Correct me if I'm wrong please.) However, it seems WIRED changes their cover typefaces every issue.

I think that this issue has used two different typefaces for the Jan. 2013 cover - a serif and san-serif. I've used identifont.com and whatthefont.com and haven't had any luck. Hoping someone has an idea.


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Ryuk's picture

Should be Calibre for the sans.

HVB's picture

Technically, the magazine title, "WIRED" isn't called the masthead, but the nameplate. The masthead is the list of owners, staff, departments, addressed, etc. found on the inside. However, the term 'masthead' has been misused often enough that some dictionaries now include that title page definition.
- Herb

cyeung168's picture

Thank you Jan, Thank you Ryuk for your responses! It's a great help.

With a little more digging, I'm almost certain the san-serifs is Periódico by Emtype.

cyeung168's picture

Thanks Herb for pointing that out! I was a little unclear, I'll be sure to use the proper term from now.

Ryuk's picture

Confirmed for Calibre/Periódico.

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