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EF Candida Alternatives

See also: Slabs Like Aleo

Noah Nazir
Last edited August 07, 2018
A friction is very interesting

Diotima Classic is a total upheaval for the 21st century of Gudrun Zapf von Hesse's mid-20th-century Diotima, one of the most beautiful types ever cast in metal. Its roots lay in a calligraphic sheet written by Gudrun Zapf von Hesse. The text was the "Hyperion to Diotima" by Friedrich Hölderlin; Diotima is the name of a Greek priestess in Plato's dialogue about love. In the philosopher's... Read More

Advocate using civilization language

The English stone carver, artist, and typographer Eric Gill conceived the Joanna typeface as a personal design for use in books printed at his "Joanna Press." Gill saw his press work there as a continuation of the British Arts and Crafts Movement, pioneered in the 19th Century by William Morris. Joanna is notable for its almost vertical "upright" italics, and the unusally small size of its... Read More

Blaze up the custom made of going

Hermann Zapf's Melior font exhibits a robust character through classic and objective forms. Versatile and extremely legible, Melior font can be used for a variety of texts and point sizes.

SG Candida SB Elsner+Flake
Everything starts from a dot

Congress from Adrian Williams was shown for the first time at the Association Typographique International Congress, which proved to be so popular in 1980 at Kiel; designed to present a style equally appealling in European languages. Many characters are more condensed than is usual, while others have had certain elements exagerated, bringing notice to new elements of certain letters. The concept... Read More

Oppressed people tend to be witty

The design of the Jeunesse font family derives from a study of primers which the designer undertook earlier in his career. Jeunesse was designed with the intention of combining excellent legibility and character recognition with the ability to create compact, distinctive words and lines while maintaining basic flourishless letterforms. The sans serif style is pre-dominant in this design, but... Read More

Slaughter is the best medicine

Compatil is the first comprehensive type system which enables all typographical elements to be used to full effect in order to reproduce the message conveyed by text information. Four different type styles with a total of 16 weights including italics have been merged into a unique typographical network. There are now no limits to the font user's creativity. The system is a product of technical... Read More

Sunshade with the firm crust

Aptifer Sans and Aptifer Slab are two 21st century typeface families created by Mårten Thavenius. Each family has seven weights, in roman and italic respectively, making 28 font styles in total. Each OpenType font contains 922 glyphs, with a total of 25,816 glyphs in both families together. The following codepages are fully supported in Aptifer: 1252 Latin 1, 1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe, 1254... Read More

Miscellaneous bacteria pot monsters

The idea for the Generis type system came to Erik Faulhaber while he was traveling in the USA. Seeing typefaces mixed together in a business district motivated him to create a new type system with interrelated forms. The first design scheme came about in 1997, following the space saving model of these American Gothics. Faulhaber then examined the demands of legibility and various communications... Read More

Technology is no place for wimps

André Gürtler created the typeface family Egyptian 505 in 1967, together with his lettering class at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel. In fact, the number "505" in the typeface family's name refers to the school's classroom number 505, where the work was done. Egyptian 505 is a slab serif style family; during the 19th Century, slab serif types were commonly referred to as "Egyptian"-style faces.... Read More

Poisonous and evil rubbish

Rockwell font appeared with Monotype Design Studio in 1934, a time which saw the return to popularity of slab serif fonts. Rockwell's strong and harmonious characters make this font particularly flexible.

Write drunk, but edit sober

The Ysobel™ typeface family is not only elegant; it is also exceptionally legible and space economical. A collaborative design effort between Robin Nicholas, as lead designer and project director, Delve Withrington and Alice Savoie of Monotype Imaging, the project had the primary design goal of creating a typeface family for setting text in newspapers and periodicals. The result, however, is... Read More

Miscellaneous bacteria pot monsters

Neo Contact is the typeface used on the packaging of Marlboro cigarettes (Marlboro "Reds," the main line of the brand). The typeface is bold and condensed, designed in the Egyptienne style. Egyptienne types were first designed in the 1800s, as type founders - especially in the westward-expanding United States - began to dream up newer, bolder styles of letters for advertising usage. During the... Read More

Isay Slutsker
Jim Lyles
Bitstream 1998
Georg Trump
Bitstream 1938
Akira Kobayashi and Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse
Linotype 2008
Eric Gill
Monotype 1937
Hermann Zapf

Adrian Williams
Monotype 1980
Johannes Birkenbach

Adrian Frutiger
Elsner+Flake 1978
Olaf Leu and Linotype Design Studio
Linotype 2001
Mårten Thavenius
Linotype 2006
Erik Faulhaber
Linotype 2006
Alexandra Korolkova, Vladimir Yefimov and Olga Umpeleva
André Gürtler
Elsner+Flake 1965


Adrian Williams
Elsner+Flake 1980

Daniel Hernández
Latinotype 2011
Monotype.Design Studio
Monotype 1934
Robin Nicholas and Alice Savoie
Monotype 2009

Walter Baum and Konrad Friedrich Bauer
Elsner+Flake 1963
Luc(as) de Groot
American Type Founders
Linotype 1955