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According to wikipedia the Haas Foundry produced Akzidenz-Grotesk:
I was always under the impression that Akzidenz-Grotesk was a Berthold typeface design.
Were Haas at some point licensing AG from Berthold, or did they have their own version?

Recently, I'm following a course to become a graphical designer. As a task for my course I have to search information about 2 typeface designers: Campbell Jerry & Jacquette Cynthia.
The problem is that it's very hard to find some information about them. I even consulted the national library here in Belgium... nothing...

Now my question is: Is there anyone who heard of these typeface designers before or is in the possesion of some information, links, etc.?

If somebody could provide me some info, I would be very thankfull...

(by the way: sorry for my bad english)

In the 1960s I was marking up copy as a type specifier in an advertising typography house in LA when they closed shop. One of the items I was able to take with me was a 1923 ATF specimen book that I'm now offering for sale on ebay:

It has been well used and shows some signs of wear, but it is in excellent condition considering its age.

This is an invaluable reference volume for any serious digital age designer.

I've placed quite a few images of various pages of the book on my ebay listing, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask.



Does anybody know of a very well designed daily planner / calendar organizer
that they would recommend? This would be greatly appreaciated thanks.


What are your feelings on stretching type?
(realising I may be shot for saying it)
I've always been told by graphic design puritans, that it's a no-no, and tried to follow these rules in my own work. I see a lot of stretching, embossing, drop shadows various 'filter effects' in my neck of the woods, which makes me cringe, or am I being too harsh?


I am developing an identity for a company called One-1 (the request was to use either "ONE", "1" or a combination of both) at the moment I am at an early stage of development and would like to look at alternative fonts from the current one that I have chosen (just to see what works).

In terms of design this (attached gif) is the direction I am taking at the moment (although if looks very similar to another identity you are aware of please let me know)

The fonts used are "Reforma Grotesk Demi" for the ONE and "Reforma Grotesk Medium" for the 1 the use of medium to bring the kerning a little closer. The key for the font is not to thin and the number 1 requires the curve at the top (sorry don't know the technical name here) the curves just gives that little bit more recognition to the number then a straight variation.

Any thoughts on alternatives that I should try out - anything more modern would be good. One-1 is a fitness / personal training company.


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I am soon to be putting together an identity for a company that manufactures novelty putty, along similar lines to the 'Silly Putty' that has been around for a number of years. Their putty does clever things like change colour and comes in a range of colours including metallic and fluorescent.

They are hoping to retail directly via the web, through multiples such as Toys 'R' Us, and as promotional corporate items.

So I'm looking for suggestions for typefaces that have an appealing, putty-like feel yet still have enough dignity to hold their head up in a corporate environment. It's a tough one I know...

Running text will not be an issue as the typeface will be purely for logo/display use. Sorry to be so vague but the name is yet to be decided

Thank you

Mrs. Eaves is a great font. However I have a client who doesn't see it that way. I am looking for an alternative with a taller x-height and possibly a bit more condensed. Perpetua is close, but not a winner.


Anyone know wht is this is just like embossing work. may i get solid colors clipart work ........or anything more information about it

...that is my first post here so; Hello to all of you!

I am working on a logo which make use of font Francker
I need your advice and knowledge about the solution used to construct a capital "Y" letter in this font. Maybe its my ignorance but i found a corner circled in red a bit annoying.

Please take a closer look and tell me why this letter is constructed that way? Is there any other solution which will help to get rid of the "corner"?

Thanks in advanced for all your comments.


In InDesign there are two options in the justification window; adobe paragraph composer and adobe single-line compser.
My guide books recommands me to use the first one but it doesn't tell me why. I don't like to be told what to do if I don't understand why I am doing it. Can you guys tell me what this is all about?


Hi folks,

I am looking for a typical fifties font. Like for example used on the Holland - America line posters [img][/img]

But other suggestions are more than welcome ofcourse :-)


This is the early sketch of a logo were i'm trying to design the typography myself.
I'm happy with the '5' but i wonder if the '2' is of the same looks… what do you think ?

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I'm looking for a display font for a book about American folk art. I want something funky and handdrawn, but not novelty or wedding-invitation-y. Seems like the vast majority of script faces out there are just silly.

Storm's Rondka is really close, but too slanted for my purposes. I like that it's deliberate, not like dashed-off handwriting, and not too ornamental.

Any suggestions?

What are your favorite pairs?

I drew a font in AutoCAD, and I want to convert the dwg format in ttf or otf.
Thanks for any help!
Delia Petrescu

Greetings all. First time poster. I've trying to find a pairing face for a custom wordmark that I've done for a mixed martial arts company (yuck, I know). The wordmark is comparable to something like the ford logo. I can't seem to think of anything that really works well enough for me to present.



Hi everyone,

I am writing an experimental chat application, focused on a clean user interface. It draws several ideas from various sources, but is mostly inspired by the Gargoyle Interactive Fiction player:

Gargoyle cares about typography! In this computer age of typographical poverty, where horrible fonts, dazzling colors, and inadequate white space is God, Gargoyle dares to rebel!

Although I like Gargoyle's default font, Bitstream Charter, I found its Unicode coverage severely lacking (even in the commercial Pro version). For instance, it does not support cyrillics, or some eastern-european characters such as ş/ţ.

Here is what I have so far:

(also note how the base of the "fi" ligature is blurred)

Thus, I ask: which font could I use with better Unicode coverage that isn't too different from Charter, or perhaps better befitting my application in your opinion?

Edit: never mind, I just used Georgia...

Working on a package design that needs some old type to it but I'm not to
familiar with any type that looks "vintage"...any suggestions?


I want to use Zuzana's Tarzana on a corporate ID. Does anyone know any good aplication of this type? Yves, you also love this font, anything for me on this?

I'm looking for a typeface with a nice lowercase "q". Thoughts anyone?

I'm designing a book containing a list of interviews, so the body text is made up from questions (in bold), followed by the answers (sometimes one word, sometimes several paragraphs).When I initially typeset a sample chapter, I used Georgia for the chapter titles, and Century Gothic for the body text - but am beginning to worry that this may be difficult to read in large chunks (I'm using 8pt text with 12pt leading; see sample below). I'm sure some readers are cringing at this choice, but many of the sans serif fonts (I've been asked to use sans serif for the body) I tried look quite dense on the page (futura, frutiger, helvetica, gill), and I like the roundness of Century Gothic with Georgia, but obviously what it looks like doesn't matter if nobody can read it!

Hello all,

I'm brand new to Typophile, so I'm uncertain if this is the best place for this post. (If not, please let me know, and I'll keep it in mind for the future. ;-)

I'm looking for a calligraphic typeface that includes a lowercase "e" with a swash extending out from its midpoint. (Does that description make sense?) The kind that would generally only be used when the "e" is the last letter in a word or line. Searching through all the calligraphic typefaces on, say, is time-consuming and rather tedious, so I thought I'd see if anyone here has some good recommendations.

Thanks in advance—

A quick question,

why is all the "new media designers" (quotes because the title is absolutely stupid) so obsessed with Helvetica?

They seem to think it's the best typeface the world has to offer, I definitly do not agree...

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