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Geometric sans serifs

Jon Coltz on the choice of geometric sans serifs in 2003: "A nice, ol' geometric sans-serif can make me rather giddy and not even a little insane." Coltz's table of drool:

  • Arno Drescher's original Super Grotesk (1930).
  • FF Super Grotesk (1999) by Svend Smital. [Coltz: "I longed for a Futura with a little flair and flourish, and Smital's resurrection of Super Grotesk provided exactly that. It boasts more than a smattering of standard and unusual upper- and lowercase ligatures; it contains a nicely drawn set of text numerals; and it includes a less geometric, alternate a and g."]
  • Drescher Grotesk BT by Nicolai Gogoll (2001). [Coltz: "It lacks the bells and whistles of Smital's design but is available in twice as many weights as well as a cut with an enlarged x-height."]
  • DTL's and Font Bureau's (recently expanded) cuts of Nobel.
  • House Industries' Neutraface. [Coltz: "I slept next to it for a month"]
  • The Foundry's digitized Archetype.

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file name: Nicolai Gogoll Drescher Grotesk B T 2001 144662


file name: Nicolai Gogoll Drescher Grotesk B T 2001a


file name: Svend Smital Super Grotesk 1999 110171


file name: Svend Smital Super Grotesk 1999 110173


file name: Svend Smital Super Grotesk 1999 110174


file name: Svend Smital Super Grotesk 1999 110175


file name: Svend Smital Super Grotesk 1999a


file name: Tobias Frere Jones Nobel Black 1993 after Sjoerd Hendrik De Roos


file name: Tobias Frere Jones Nobel Book 1993 after Sjoerd Hendrik De Roos


file name: Tobias Frere Jones Nobel Cond Bold 1993 after Sjoerd Hendrik De Roos


file name: Tobias Frere Jones Nobel Cond Book 1993 after Sjoerd Hendrik De Roos


file name: Tobias Frere Jones Nobel Extra Light 1993 after Sjoerd Hendrik De Roos







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