O'Reilly logo

Type Style Finder by Timothy Samara

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

(Provision) Type Style Finder
CL905.042 / 4108
Type styles that are considered elegant fall under many different categories.
The very lightweights of corporate sans serifs, for example, are considered
elegant, as are script typefaces. Often, a sense of elegance derives from
condensed faces with large lower counters or other exaggerated proportions.
Contrast in the weight of strokes, in which thicks and thins either come
together crisply or round off into each other organically, also creates a sense
of elegance. Mixing type styles that are similar in construction but exhibit
moderate contrast in their details, weight, or style, imparts a sense of subtle
differences that may be perceived as sophisticated.
Serenity and a hint of glamour, the contrast of sharp detail and subtle
proportion, lightness and curves—a sense of elegance in type can be
achieved any number of ways. Above all, it comes down to a sense of
restraint enriched by style. Typefaces popular in fashion marketing—
as well as sleek corporate styles and classical forms—can be equally
effective, given the right space and sensitivity to scale.
Call for Entries details
Christine Fent, Manja Uellpap,
Gilmar Wendt
London United Kingdom
Elegant
Concepts
108
4 TSF_CNCPT 1_090–125_5C.qxd 9/14/05 2:25 AM Page 108
(Provision) Type Style Finder
CL905.042 / 4108
Ambient
Stylized Sans Serif |
Light Weight |
Caps and Small Caps |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Zephyr Openface
Stylized Sans Serif |
Inline | Swash Elements |
Light Weight |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
September Medium
Sans Serif | Slight Contrast |
Bolder Medium Weight |
Slightly Extended |
Device
www.devicefonts.co.uk
rianhughes@aol.com
44 (0) 7979.602.272
LTC Californian
Serif | Medium Weight |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Hiroshige
TM
Book
Serif | Lighter Medium
Weight | Moderate contrast |
Slight Modulation |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Spectrum
TM
Roman
Serif | Medium Weight |
Pronounced Contrast |
Sharp Serifs |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Type Style Finder
109
D
D
TD
TD
TD
TD
4 TSF_CNCPT 1_090–125_5C.qxd 9/14/05 2:32 AM Page 109
(Provision) Type Style Finder
L805.130 / 4228
Concepts Elegant
JY Pinnacle Lining
Serif | Lighter Medium Weight |
Fluted Terminals |
JY&A Fonts
www.jyanet.com/fonts
Oplontis Regular
Stylized Sans Serif |
Condensed |
Garage Fonts Type Foundry
www.garagefonts.com
info@garagefonts.com
800.681.9375
Alias Union Regular
Serif | Medium Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Alias Union Regular Italic
Serif | Medium Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Kurosawa Hand Normal
Serif | Medium Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Kurosawa Sans Medium
Sans Serif | Slight Contrast |
Slightly Extended |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
110
TD
t
D
TD
TD
TD
TD
4 TSF_CNCPT 1_090–125_5C.qxd 8/16/05 9:05 PM Page 110
(Provision) Type Style Finder
L805.130 / 4150
Type Style Finder
Oceanus Regular
Sans Serif |
Extra Light Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Slippy Light
Sans Serif | Slight Contrast |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Sparrowhawk
Stylized Sans Serif | All Caps |
Slightly Extended |
Bolder Medium Weight |
Device
www.devicefonts.co.uk
rianhughes@aol.com
44 (0) 7979.602.272
Venis Italic
Stylized Sans Serif | Medium
Weight | Moderate Posture |
The Chank Company
www.chank.com
friendlyfolks@chank.com
877.GO.CHANK
ITC Luna
TM
Sans Serif | Light Weight |
Slight Contrast |
Exaggerated Proportion |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Venis
Stylized Sans Serif |
Medium Weight |
The Chank Company
www.chank.com
friendlyfolks@chank.com
877.GO.CHANK
111
D
t
D
D
TD
t
D
TD
4 TSF_CNCPT 1_090–125_5C.qxd 8/22/05 4:59 PM Page 111
4 TSF_CNCPT 1_090–125_5C.qxd 8/18/05 10:48 AM Page 112
(Provision) Type Style Finder
L805.130 / 4228
Concepts Elegant
RTF Amethyst OsF Light
Serif | Slight Contrast |
Light Weight |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Bembo
TM
Semi Bold OsF
Serif | Pronounced Contrast |
Abrupt Ductus |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Paralucent Condensed
Sans Serif | Light Weight |
Device
www.devicefonts.co.uk
rianhughes@aol.com
44 (0) 7979.602.272
P22 Albion Roman
Serif | Light Weight |
Pronounced Serifs |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
P22 Michelangelo Roman
Script–Sans Serif Hybrid |
Light Weight | Slight Italic
Posture |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Trajan
TM
Regular
Serif | Square Capitals |
Medium Weight |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
112
TD
TD
TD
TD
D
D

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required