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Vinkel Alternatives

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Noah Nazir
Last edited August 08, 2018
Every encounter keep treasure

“Legato” is a musical term, meaning that the notes are played in a “connected” manner. This idea of connecting discrete units to enhance overall expression can be applied to the letters setting a text in precisely the same way. In designing FF Legato, Evert Bloemsma studied the extent to which the characters of the alphabet visually connect and build proper word and line images, then setting... Read More

Grandiose inhabitation project

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On the way back to the airport from the 1994 ATypI conference in San Francisco, Albert-Jan Pool... Read More

Blaze up the custom made of going

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Contradiction keeps sanity in place

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The typeface FF Transit is a highly legible design that works well for readers who need quick orientation while en route. Made to blend... Read More

Smile, It confuses people

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

Who loves me, loves my dog too

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In 1983, D. Stempel AG redesigned the famous Helvetica typeface for the digital age, creating Neue Helvetica for Linotype: a... Read More

Advocate using civilization language

Mundo Sans, from Carl Crossgrove, is a design that's going to be around for a good long while. In the more than ten years of on-and-off development Crossgrove devoted to the project, he was able to polish the design to its current unpretentious luster. This is a typeface with legs."There were several humanist sans typefaces that I admired when I began work on Mundo in 1991. I used these designs... Read More

With lactic acid juice flavor

Sumner Stone worked together with Bob Ishi of Adobe to create the Stone family fonts, which appeared in 1987. Coincidentally, ishi is the Japanese word for stone, which precluded any squabbling about whose name the font would carry. The family consists of three types of fonts, a serif, a sans-serif and an informal style. The Stone fonts are very legible and make a modern, dynamic impression.

Law prohibits underwater smoking

Albany, from Monotype Imaging, is a typeface family whose fonts have the same metrics as Arial. However, in contrast to Arial or Helvetica, Albany's letterforms are more open, with more generous apertures and counters. Also, punctuation is not square, as in Arial, but round

Write drunk, but edit sober

The spark behind the creation FF Hydra family came from observing 19th and early 20th century French poster lettering. Its designer Silvio Napoleone found that the styles of this period combined whimsical, economic, and impactful qualities. A typeface that incorporated these characteristics could be especially relevant to today’s design aesthetic. Naploeone began by sketching an extremely... Read More

Laundry obtained rapidly one hour

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During planning for the new Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris at the beginning of the 1970s, it was determined that the airport's... Read More

Marry in haste, repent at leisure

ITC Tabula is meant to be read. The design grew out of a study to create a font to set film subtitles. According to Julien Janiszewski, the face's Paris-based designer, “I set parameters for the design whereby the letters had to be able to hold up at very small sizes when set on film and yet must be able to be enlarged 2000 times to be read on a theatre screen.”The subtitle font was not... Read More

Simulated meat floss biscuits

Similar in design to Franklin Gothic, News Gothic was one of a number of sans serif faces manufactured by American Type Founders in the early years of the twentieth century. Initially cut as a light sans, heavier versions were made in the 1940s and 50s along with some condensed weights. The News Gothic font family offers an uncomplicated design that is well suited for use in newspapers and... Read More

Please stop to steal our newspaper

Éric de Berranger likes to multitask, and often works on two typeface families at once. Such was the case with Mosquito, a jaunty sans that was developed at the same time he was creating the more traditional Maxime. "Mosquito represented a sort of recreation," says de Berranger. "When I grew tired of working on one design I could work on the other and then come back to the first, full of... Read More

Hell: one way in and no way out

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The family that became FF Meta was first called PT55, an economical typeface made for easy reading at small sizes created for the West... Read More

What is the sound of shit happening?

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The aim with this enhancement of Hans Reichel’s mega-popular FF Dax typeface was to balance the contrast so that the letters would work... Read More

Evert Bloemsma
FontFont 2004
Albert-Jan Pool
FontFont 1995
Jos Buivenga
exljbris 2008
FontFont 1997
Olaf Leu and Linotype Design Studio
Linotype 2001
Max Miedinger and Linotype Design Studio
Linotype 1957
Andrea Tinnes
primetype 2006
Günther Flake and Carlo Krüger
Elsner+Flake 1997

Ole Schäfer
primetype 2004
Carl Crossgrove
Monotype 2002
Gert Wunderlich
Elsner+Flake 1970

Monotype.Design Studio
Silvio Napoleone
FontFont 2004
Adrian Frutiger, Akira Kobayashi, Nadine Chahine, Anuthin Wongsunkakon, Monotype.Design Studio, Yanek Iontef, Akaki Razmadze and Pria Ravichandran
Linotype 2009
Julien Janiszewski
ITC 2001
Eduardo Manso
Emtype Foundry 2009

Morris Fuller Benton
Monotype 1908
Éric de Berranger
Monotype 2002
Erik Spiekermann, Oded Ezer and Akaki Razmadze
FontFont 1991
Hans Reichel
FontFont 2005
Ralph du Carrois
primetype 2004