grotesque

This is my first post, so: Hello! I'm not a type designer by trade, but I've been interested in typography for 25 years. A few months ago, I finally bought Glyphs and started noodling around. I had no goal, and wasn't looking at any references, but what came out was this friendly blend of Avenir and Akzidenz, with capitals that are more upright and American. Somehow, the more I tried to remove my own hand, the more of a self portrait it became. Has anyone experienced that?

Anyway, it has already been a fascinating process, but at this point, I'd love some feedback. I'm open to any type of comment or critique. I have 3 masters so far.

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Hairline

Hello people,
I'm asking for feedback on a project I've been working on the past 9 months. Everything started with the Type Design course @ Poli.Design in Milan. In a group of three people, we recieved the brief of creating some typeface to be used in high-res starting from a typeface with a low-resolution.



We found this old anatomy book (→ from which the name, "anatomia") printed in the early XX century, set in this ugly scottish face with exaggerated details that made it work in small sizes.

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Recently I came upon a typeface class called, Realist(you guys have probably heard about it). Is it the same as Grostesque, because I saw it used for typefaces such as Akzidenz and Franklin Gothic. If not, can you please tell me about some of its characteristics.

I basically know(I think) all the general classes but can someone list them and their defining characteristics.

Thanks

From a great Berlin exhibition that revolves around the Whole Earth Catalog and its impact. It looks a lot like Nick Shinn's Figgins Sans to me, but it's different in some (obvious) details: ascender-to-cap ratio, the t, the, r, the f... Maybe custom modifications?

Hi,

I’m looking for the geometric grotesque typeface that says "Monoamine Hypothesis" on this poster: http://payload132.cargocollective.com/1/4/137727/4945953/Neuro-F1.jpg

Thanks in advance!

As I mentioned in the thread for Workplace Sans, at some point I tried experimenting with a variant design that didn't look so stiff and homely. The alternate design was called "Workplace Gothic", and aimed for more of a grotesque style. A few months ago I dusted it off and started trying to rework it into something fit for the life of day.

Like Workplace Sans (with which it shares most of its basic proportions), Workplace Gothic is intended mainly for user interface text in computer software. It's not hinted beyond TypeTool's autohinting; I expect it'll typically be anti-aliased where used.

Sample PDF: http://www.altsan.org/creative/fonts/workplace/Type-Gothic.pdf

And some images for the link-shy or lazy:

Hi,

I’m looking for literature on neo-grotesque typefaces like Helvetica, Univers etc. … I’m very interested in profound knowledge on development and history. Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance!

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Thank you.

I'm looking for a versatile and (dare I say it) modern condensed grotesque, mainly for headlines and shorter texts.

I need:

- upper and lowercase
- italics
- A few weights would be nice
- the ability to use as a webfont.

I've been using this as a "placeholder" for now:
http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/bebas-neue

Any suggestions?

Best regards
Mads

The Mevum font, which is showcased on 26+ since 2011 becomes a whole font-family now. An extraordinary true italic with an 18° angle and appropriate bold styles complete the family.

Concept

Hi, I couldn't identify this condensed typeface used by Fraser Muggeridge. Letter "r" is very characteristic, though I couldn't find the exact typeface. Maybe someone has a clue? Thanks

Link: http://pleasedonotbend.co.uk/work/bruce-mclean/

Hello everyone,
I am looking for a text font (sans serif?) for a website in which all the titles are in Brandon Grotesque. Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance.

We are pleased to announce that the expected sans serif counterpart to the award-winning Adelle is here.

This sans serif proposes a cleaner and more spirited take on the traditional grotesque sans. As typical with TypeTogether fonts, the most demanding editorial design pieces were taken into consideration when engineering Adelle Sans. The combination of its lively character and unobstrusive appearance that is inherent to grotesque sans serifs make it an utterly versatile tool for any imaginable graphic application, whether it is branding, signage or advertising. Without any doubt, the key word behind Adelle Sans’ design is flexibility.

We are pleased to announce that the expected sans serif counterpart to the award-winning Adelle is here.

This sans serif proposes a cleaner and more spirited take on the traditional grotesque sans. As typical with TypeTogether fonts, the most demanding editorial design pieces were taken into consideration when engineering Adelle Sans. The combination of its lively character and unobstrusive appearance that is inherent to grotesque sans serifs make it an utterly versatile tool for any imaginable graphic application, whether it is branding, signage or advertising. Without any doubt, the key word behind Adelle Sans’ design is flexibility.

Maax is a sans serif font with 3 sets of alternatives glyphes; standard, geometrical, grotesque
Created by Damien Gautier and Quentin Margat (bureau 205)
Maax contains 4 cuts (Regular, Medium, Bold and Black) and 3 italics (Italic, Medium Italic and Bold Italic).
Maax will be available on february 2012 on www.editions205.fr

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Hello, I'm hoping you can help me identify this modern geometric/grotesque used in pkr.com's online ads. It looks to me like a hybrid of DIN and Univers.

I saw this specimen of Gothic Light Face and I'd like try my hand at (re)constructing the lowercase, I'm aware that many of these early gothics didn't have a lowercase counterpart, however, looking at the [[http://www.utexas.edu/cofa/rrk/specimen.php?type=Gothic&sub=Lineal&specname[]=Gothic%20Light%20Face&specname[]=Gothic%20Special&specn

it's far from finished:

the weight between characters is still a little uneven, and some letters i'm not sure about. i was thinking of scrapping the g and starting on a two-story g (along the lines of johnston, akkurat etc.)

i started by wanting to create a grotesque striped down to its simplest form by removing unnecessary terminals.



Realist from MartinPlusFonts.com is a straightforward typeface that speaks in a simple voice without being stern. It’s ideal for corprate design as well as editorial work, for headlines that speak of simplicity or for product design with an exclusive touch. It works for all expressions where the message plays the leading role.

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Realist from MartinPlusFonts.com is a straightforward typeface that speaks in a simple voice without being stern. It’s ideal for corprate design as well as editorial work, for headlines that speak of simplicity or for product design with an exclusive touch. It works for all expressions where the message plays the leading role.

Three Widths: Typical for a grotesque is the availability of an additional Wide version, while the humanist sans serifs tend to be more narrow. So it made much sense to draw three widths: Realist, RealistNarrow, as well as a RealistWide.

Eight Weights: The availability of a good amount of weights makes the designer’s work so much easier. This is why Realist comes in eight weights: Thin, Light, SemiLight, Regular, Medium, Bold, ExtraBold and Black.

Hello!

Is the type I've underlined in red Akzidenz Grotesk? If not, what is it?


Reference

Thanks,

RG

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In its heart GT Walsheim is a geometric grotesk, but it also has a certain handmade roughness engrained in its design. Based on custom typography by Otto Baumberger for multiple lithography posters from the early 20th century, Walsheim is suitable both for display and for text use.


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