Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sans avec personality?

Weren't we just discussing finding sans serif typefaces with personality? And from our mouths to God's ear, an email from Hoefler & Frere-Jones appeared in my mailbox with their Ideal Sans, just the thing with a bit of personality!

And as always, the gentlemen over at H&FJ show off their vocabulary . . .

Flared stems:

Canted gestures (with upward thrust!):

*If nothing else, these descriptions would make excellent album titles for some early '70's prog-rock band.

1 comment:

Beth Tondreau said...

We were discussing "Personality Sans" faces. I received—and loved—the same e-mails. H&FJ write as well as they design typefaces. Did you see the squib on their site answering the question can they "add serifs to Gotham"


Way witty.