Can you help me to find this font ?

With love, R.

Any help on this one? Should be fairly basic but I can't figure it out!

Thanks in advance,

I used to have this typeface, but when I got a new computer, I must not have copied it over, and I can't find any documentation (I guess I never used it). anyway, it's used on the cover of the Bas Jan Ader book and dvd (seen here: and throughout the website

Anyone have a guess?

I am happy to announce that after a long period of development, my type family Acorde is available for purchase at

About the typeface:
Acorde is a reliable workhorse for large, demanding design projects. It was designed to be perfectly suited to all different sizes, from small continuous text to large headlines and big signage. The typeface’s name is derived from ‘a’ ‘cor’porate ‘de’sign typeface, however Acorde is not only suitable for corporate design programmes but for information design and editorial design purposes as well.

This typeface is used on signage throughout the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I can't figure out what it is, any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

Hey all. Quick request that I hope you can help with- Can anybody help me identify this Humanist Sans Serif? It's not Gill- check out the lowecase 'a' and the terminals. It's used by 'Disclosure Scotland'. Thanks!

Hi again,

I'm on a (rather quick) quest for a quirky/organic humanist sans serif in a heavy weight. The word I'm setting is "Coffey," so bonus points for a nice ff ligature.

On my list:
Hypatia Sans (if I can figure out where to buy it)
Lapidaria Sans

Anyone know if Gill Sans (or Bitstream's humanist 521) was ever oufitted with oldstyle figures for appropriate numerals?


Darjeeling combines British Elegance and Indian Flavor. It is flared like Optima, with a scent of Bodoni. By layering “Regular” and “Ornaments” over each other you will create astounding pieces of colorful typography. Additionally there is “Regnaments” which combines the two other styles.

Darjeeling is great as a display font, but also perfectly legible at text sizes. Use the ornaments only to add spice to Your design.

Make sure to use applications supporting all these lavish OpenType features like small caps, various sets of figures, fractals and the 102 discretionary ligatures.

Darjeeling has been recently released at myfonts:


I've just got a bit confused on how to spot Humanist, Transitional and Modernist typefaces?

Can anyone help me out on what to look for please?

I thought I knew how to tell, but when it came to it, I just completely forgot.
I keep thinking it's something to do with the angle of letters and how geometric they look??

(if you get your info from a website can you link me please as I need references, thanks)

thanks in advance anyway

Here's one of those Optima-ish typefaces that I just can't nail. Any ideas anyone? I have lots of similar typefaces but not this one.


It seems that the term 'Humanist' in typography is used solely to describe a certain type of sans serif. But is this really a reference to the renaissance Humanist scribe hands? If so why is the term not used for serifed typefaces that are directly related to this humanist hand?
Does anyone know when the history of when term was first 'coined' in regards to sans serif. Was it just an attempt to categorise, or maybe a commercial reason, to set a typeface design as different from the rest by giving it an saleable tag, one that gave it a mystique, esteem or historical cogitation.
Humanism also has many non-typographic meanings. What does this tag imply to you as designers?

Most of the type-designs we use nowadays have their origins in the thirties of the 20th century. But their real roots are much older. Since good examples of the earliest type are hard to get by, the Amsterdam chair for the History of the Book in cooperation with the Special Collections of the Amsterdam University has started a project that will make it possible for anyone anywhere to examine early typedesign in detail. Acces to this material is difficult: the books are kept in the Special Collections of university libraries and national libraries and most times it is forbidden to take pictures.

We have started to publish high resolution pictures of early type-specimen on:

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