All articles 98

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.



Fortunately I finally had the time to continue my first efforts in the conception of a spurless geometric sans.
Any comments would be appreciated! :)

Hi, typophiles,

Does anyone know what typeface it is in this pic? TIA


James Zhou

Hi everybody, this is my first post on the forum, and I'd like to present my font for you.
I'm going to relase it as free.

I also welcome your feedback and comments..

A friend of mine gave me set of typefaces. When I try to download it, every single typeface is called "regular", even though in finder they are all titled differently. Is there anyway I can change the name of these typefaces?

Hi Typophile,

First time posting on the forum so hopefully some of you guys can help me with this one? I am struggling to identify a typeface which has been used throughout the branding of a company I am currently redesigning.

The typeface is used predominantly in the logo, hopefully when its identified I will be able to see if its commercially available as a web font to use online:

Any help would be greatly appreciated,


Does anyone have a good suggestion for a typeface that needs to represent classic NY brownstone and modern high-efficient energy features, such as solar panels pre-installed?


What are some good typefaces that would be suiting of the 1070 medieval period?

Hello Typophile.

Can anyone help me identify what typeface 'Lovely day for a" is set in?

Thank you much, experts.


I am a new member of this group. I am not a graphic designer, nor a font/typeface designer. However I am fascinated with fonts, their history, philosophy and art. And of course their creators.

Since there is a note saying that any subject can be posted to this forum, here is where I am doing so. However, if there is a more appropriate forum to do so, I would be grateful to know about it.

Thank you,


Inspired by the classic proportions of traditional book typography, and crafted for today’s digital landscape, the newest release from the Monotype Studio is the Quire Sans™ typeface. Designed by Jim Ford, the family of 20 fonts is a typeface for all media, suitable for everything from branding, advertising and packaging, to displays, user interfaces, billboards, signage and environmental graphics.

See the Quire Sans digital specimen:
Download the typeface:
Read the press release:

I'm currently studying Futura font.
There's a question my teacher gave me,
Why is Futura created?

I can't seems to find the answer :(
And also, what do you think of Futura? What feels it gives you?


Hello everyone! You've been recommended as the best ones to go to... and I've already tried to other ID links with no joy.

It's kinda close to a few things, but nothing exact that I can identify - can anyone help identify this typeface?

Many thanks in advance!

| Attachment | Size | | --- | --- | | Great Western text.jpg | 26.36 KB |

I wonder how Roboto should be classified. Is it a grotesk, a geometric sans serif, a humanist sans serif? In any case it is a lineal sans serif, but I am wondering about the contextual category.

If you ask me, it’s a hybrid, with classicist grotesk (lowercase a and as, and uppercase S, C, G) with elements of a humanist sans serif (lowercase e, g, etc.). What do you think?

First post. New designer.

I have a question regarding the legality of using typefaces.

Let's say I use Adobe CS to design a poster/brochure/logo for a company, for which I will be paid. Can I use any of the fonts installed on my Mac (such as Futura, Helvetica, Hoefler ...) without any issues or should either the client or the designer (me) purchase a licence for the specific usage of the chosen font?

Essentially, can all the fonts that come with the OS or the design software be used for any reason?


View the exhibit gallery -
Read the blog post –
View the press release –
Download the font -

Monotype’s Akko typeface is now on “full display” at the Museum of Science, Boston, “Hall of Human Life,” exhibit. Akko is the main brand identity font for the museum’s newest permanent exhibit, which opened to the public this weekend.

As an essential component of any brand, the typeface works to affirm brand personality. Akko is fully integrated into the exhibit, appearing on screen and in print throughout the 10,000 square-foot space. The design is also used in 3D signage as part of several exhibit stations, crafted to draw visitors into various interactive settings to fuel discovery and curiosity about what it’s like to be human. The typeface’s best features are showcased: Akko is easy to read, approachable and friendly.

“Akko has the right balance of qualities we were looking for in a branding typeface,” Emily Marsh, a senior graphic designer at the Museum of Science told Monotype. She said they were looking for a typeface that would be highly legible at any size, from the tallest 3D letters to the smallest-sized text. She said, “It was important that the design be warm and friendly for both kids and adults, yet still be a strong presence. We love how Akko looks in the exhibit, and we appreciate how everyone is drawn to the design, even people who don’t know a thing about typefaces.”

Designed by Monotype Type Director Akira Kobayashi, the 24-font Akko family is a sans serif design that offers a large x-height, making the typeface appear larger and easier to read. The slightly condensed proportions help maintain legibility, even when several words are composed in a line of text. Akira also designed the characters to hold an even texture, regardless of text size.

Visitors to the “Hall of Human Life” are able to engage with more than 70 interactive exhibit elements to explore how the human body works, and how factors such as environmental circumstances, personal choices, physical attributes, diet, age and living conditions can impact daily life. As visitors journey through the exhibit, they may also take part in gathering and reporting anonymous data in an unending process of learning and discovery – all with the exhibit elements presented in a branded capacity using the Akko typeface.

“People will remember the ‘Hall of Human Life’ through the impressions they experience,” said Allan Haley, director of words and letters at Monotype. “There’s an ease and familiarity about it that’s a lot like being around a good friend. All of this adds up to an overall feeling that the exhibit creators sought to achieve – and did.”

Hello Typephile members.

I've released my typeface "BOXDON" which was especially designed for vertical layout. The typeface looks like boxes or playing blocks with minimal counter space to enhance 'stacked' feeling as much as possible.

In general, Japanese, Chinese and Mongolian, etc. is well known as languages which can have vertical layout system. However, even in usage of Latin alphabets, we can see some examples of vertical layout as building signage and spine of books. Then I thought that we have possibility to design special typeface for vertical layout to dig out expansion of type design world.

I hope this typeface gives spicy inspiration to your graphic design..

BOXDON at MyFonts.

| Attachment | Size | | --- | --- | | BOXDON_SAMPLE_1440x720-01.png | 18.66 KB | | BOXDON_SAMPLE_1440x720-02.png | 16.49 KB | | BOXDON_SAMPLE_1440x720-03.png | 15.13 KB | | BOXDON_SAMPLE_1440x720-08.png | 9.66 KB | | BOXDON_SAMPLE_1440x720-04.png | 61.74 KB | | BOXDON_SAMPLE_1440x720-05.png | 156.31 KB | | BOXDON_SAMPLE_1440x720-10.png | 15.27 KB |

My first attempt at designing a typeface.

Still plenty of work to do, but wanted to know what you'd change so far.

It comes with Sans styles and a Display alternative as well.

I appreciate your opinions!

| Attachment | Size | | --- | --- | | sample_17.jpg | 189.54 KB | | promo_bauhaus_17.jpg | 118.83 KB | | promo_sleep_17.jpg | 845.04 KB | | promo_dr_who_17.jpg | 351.24 KB |

Indices : Designers : Rene Verkaart

Rene Verkaart started CharactersFontFoundry in 2004 as the result of a decade of custom logo- and typedesign for clients. Since 1995 he's been running his own graphic design studio, Stoere Binken Design, with a friend. Most of his early typefaces were custom designed for clients.

Most of his typefaces originate in his holidays. "Visiting new places in the world is a big inspiration for creating new typefaces", he says.

All his typefaces are extensively tested by carefully selected BetaTesters. This are renowned graphic designers or design studios that TestDrive the typefaces in practice and give critical feedback to improve the final release versions.
Currently Characters Font Foundry is working with the following BetaTesters: Magnus Holder Bjørk at Magnusland, Vicente Arregui at Biplazadesign and Dennis van Eikenhorst at Ontwerpbureau B2B.

His typefaces are featured in magazines like Items (Netherlands) and Diseno (Spain).

Accelerator, Ballet Mechanique, Bionix, BorVer, Cucaracha, Encrypted Wallpaper, FatBoy, Freaky Animals, Insider, Kryptonite, Nantua, Nantua Flava XL, Nordic A, Nordic Narrow, Plan A, B, C, Porta, Reethi Rah, SBD Block, SBD Block Cutout, Shell Shock, Shell Shock Cloak, Siventi Logo + Icono and Vagebond Condensed / Normal / Extended.

Facebook fanpage
Like me and I like you

Tweet tweet

Check out Fonts in Use, sketches and other interesting type things on FlickR

Daytime job
Rene Verkaart is co-founder of Stoere Binken Design, a renowned Dutch graphic design studio based in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

René Verkaart on Behance


Hey Guys,

I just released my first experimental font called Kadrin.
Any feedback would be amazing!
Link to Kadrin

Thanks alot,
Kinda new here haha


I'm designing my first typeface, I was hoping to get some constructive criticism. I call it Pateo, I'm aiming for a staple sans-serif kind of design, something similar to Helvetica, Akzidenz Grotesk, Univers and the like. I know its a lot to live up to, but I plan on having many, many drafts. This is my lowercase.

Have at'er boys!

ITC Stone Sans II Builds on Original ITC Stone Sans Design to Improve Versatility and Appearance

WOBURN, Mass., Feb. 3, 2010 – Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: TYPE), a leading global provider of text imaging solutions, has released the 24-font ITC Stone® Sans II suite of typefaces. Named after its original creator, typeface designer Sumner Stone, the latest additions can be viewed, licensed and downloaded from the company’s e-commerce sites:,, and

“ITC Stone Sans has served for more than two decades as a powerful design used in everything from fine books, annual reports and corporate identity programs to menus, movie credits and advertising campaigns,” said Allan Haley, director of words and letters at Monotype Imaging. “ITC Stone Sans II is the result of exacting refinements born out of a labor of love. With additional weights, enhanced legibility and an improved overall appearance, the design’s versatility rises to a new level.”

In his role as lead designer and project director, Stone collaborated with Jim Wasco of Monotype Imaging and typeface designer Delve Withrington to rework the original ITC Stone Sans design. One of the objectives was to include an expanded range of widths and weights. “These fonts had enjoyed great popularity for many years – during which graphic designers repeatedly asked for more weights and condensed designs in the family,” said Stone. “Their comments were the impetus.”

ITC Stone Sans II comprises 24 typefaces, including six weights ranging from light to extra bold. An italic counterpart and suite of condensed designs complements each of the weights. The ITC Stone Sans “super” family of 48 typefaces includes the original ITC Stone Sans design, along with the ITC Stone Serif, ITC Stone Humanist, ITC Stone Informal and now the ITC Stone Sans II typeface families.

Stone is credited with 74 font designs that are available from Monotype Imaging’s e-commerce sites.

Individual fonts, selection packs and typeface families can be viewed, purchased and downloaded from,, and Customers may also contact Monotype Imaging in the U.S. toll-free at 800-424-8973, or in Europe at +44 0)1737 765959, or 001781 970-6020, option 2. Linotype in Germany can be reached at +49 (0) 6172 484-418. Customers from other parts of the world may dial 001 781 970-6020 (U.S.).

The ITC Stone Sans II family is available in the OpenType® font format which supports both Windows® and Macintosh® platforms. The typefaces are also available as OpenType Pro fonts. The OpenType Pro categorization enables the ability to include advanced typographic features and effects, such as automatically inserting old style figures, ligatures and small capital letters. The ITC Stone Sans II Pro fonts offer an extended character set to support the English and Romance languages, as well as most Central European and Eastern European languages.

About Monotype Imaging
Monotype Imaging is a global provider of text imaging solutions for manufacturers and developers of consumer electronics devices including laser printers, copiers, mobile phones, digital televisions, set-top boxes, navigation devices, digital cameras and software applications and operating systems. The company also provides printer drivers and color imaging technologies to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Monotype Imaging technologies are combined with access to more than 10,000 typefaces from the Monotype®, Linotype® and ITC® typeface libraries – home to some of the world's most widely used designs, including the Times New Roman®, Helvetica® and ITC Franklin Gothic™ typefaces. Fonts are licensed to creative and business professionals through custom font design services, direct sales or e-commerce portals. Monotype Imaging offers fonts and industry-standard solutions that support all of the world's major languages. The company is based in Woburn, Mass., with regional offices in the U.K., Germany (Linotype), Japan, China and Korea, in addition to U.S. regional offices in Mt. Prospect, Ill., Redwood City, Calif. and Boulder, Colo. Information about Monotype Imaging and its products can be found at

Monotype is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Times New Roman is a trademark of The Monotype Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Linotype is a trademark of Linotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Helvetica is a trademark of Linotype Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions in the name of Linotype Corp. or its licensee Linotype GmbH. ITC and ITC Stone are trademarks of International Typeface Corp. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. ITC Franklin Gothic is a trademark of International Typeface Corp. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Windows and OpenType are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent Office and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2010 Monotype Imaging Inc. All rights reserved.

Brands2Life / Kim Visser /
020 7592 1200

Hi, I'm designing a branding for my school project for a Guy Ritchie film festival. He is the director of the movies like Snatch, RockNRolla, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Revolver, Serlock Holmes. His movies are mostly about the lucky underground criminals of London. I would like to ask which typefaces are going to be appropriate for his style?

Greetings typophiles!

Does anyone know of any sans-serif typefaces of the 19th century from England? It's rather specific, but hope many typographically-knowledged folk here would know of some.

Cheers all!