Twentieth Century was Lanston Monotypes answer to Futura. In fact Saul Hess’s redrawing of Futura is so close that this new digital revival includes alternates of the long lost original letterforms originally designed by Paul Renner for Futura, but were left out of the released version that has become so popular. 20th Century is a modern sans serif with apparent geometry yet still a certain warmth in its design.
The family tree of this friendly face runs deep. Its primary inspiration is Twentieth Century, designed by Saul Hess as a monoline version of Paul Renner’s Futura.
The design was reinterpreted by Herb Lubalin as Avant Garde in the 1970s.