Does anyone have a recommendation for a Webfont equivalent for Hoefler & Frere-Jones' Verlag typeface? Right now I have looked at Brandon Grotesque and Futura — yet I haven't found anything quite close.

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for a typeface with these features:

- square dots

- base shape for curves: circle

- weights from ultra-thin to bold/black

currently the only one which satisfied these criteria is Gotham by Hoefler.

Please help me!


Forza is Hoefler & Frere-Jones' terrific new family. A perfect broad shouldered companion to their recently released Vitesse (one of my favorite modern slabs) or strong on it's own. It was originally a font commissioned by Wired Magazine and I had wondered about the sans counterpart to Vitesse in the last issues I had picked up, but looks like Jonathan and Tobias new they had a solid one in the works. Allows the more discerning typographers/designers less forethought to matching Vitesse or other modern square slabs with a sans.


~ A

Jonathan Hoefler

Jonathan Hoefler is a typeface designer and an armchair type historian who specializes in the design of original typefaces. Named one of the forty most influential designers in America by I.D. Magazine, Hoefler's publishing work includes award-winning original typeface designs for Rolling Stone, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Esquire; his institutional clients range from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to the rock band They Might Be Giants. Perhaps his best known work is the Hoefler Text family of typefaces, designed for Apple Computer and now appearing everywhere as part of the Macintosh operating system.

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