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
L805.130 / 4228
4 TSF_CNCPT 1_090–125_5C.qxd 8/17/05 9:58 AM Page 120
Typefaces that can be considered organic span a number of classifications,
although oldstyle serifs are often seen as the most organic overall. Their
rhythmic alternation between thin and thick, the curving flow of their
junctures, their oblique axes, and the plantlike extensions of their lower-
case branches, ascenders, and descenders make them feel inherently
natural. Some sans serifs, especially more recently developed, humanistic
faces, show modulation in their stroke weights and references to such
oldstyle forms, imparting a healthy vigor to a class that is often thought
of as mechanical. Toward the more decorative extreme, typefaces with
illustrative references to plants, cellular forms, amoebas, or exaggerated,
sloping curves on wide bodies, offer a more pictorial representation of
organic form. Script forms, though often delicate and somewhat romantic,
may sometimes convey a sense of the natural, evoking plant tendrils or
curling vines.
As the diametric opposite of “artificial,” design, type, and color that are
organic capture everything that is natural and alive. This sense of the
natural encompasses everything from forms that are outright biological
or vegetal in reference to more subtle formal relationships that evoke
movement, rhythm, and growth.
Spa Collateral
top, and detail, bottom
STIM Visual Communication
Timothy Samara
New York City USA
Organic
Concepts
120
(Provision) Type Style Finder
L805.130 / 4228
Linotype BioPlasm
TM
Sans serif | Pronounced
Contrast | Stroke Distortion |
Rounded Terminals |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
P22 Infestia Regular
Graphic | Erratic Width |
Erratic Cap- and Baselines |
Medium Weight |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Caterina Std Regular
Serif | Medium Weight |
Moderate Contrast |
Modulation | Brush Detail |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Linotype Grassy
TM
Graphic | Light Weight |
Linear Inclusions |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
MVB Café Mimi Regular
Modified Script |
Medium Weight |
MVB Fonts
www.mvbfonts.com
info@mvbfonts.com
510.525.4288
MVB Café Mimi Bold
Modified Script | Noticeable
Contrast | Erratic Posture |
MVB Fonts
www.mvbfonts.com
info@mvbfonts.com
510.525.4288
Type Style Finder
121
t
D
D
t
D
D
t
D
t
D
4 TSF_CNCPT 1_090–125_5C.qxd 8/16/05 9:11 PM Page 121
(Provision) Type Style Finder
L805.130 / 4228
Concepts Organic
Garden Weasel
Script | Light Weight |
Garage Fonts Type Foundry
www.garagefonts.com
info@garagefonts.com
800.681.9375
Karazan
Graphic | Medium Weight |
Textured Contour |
Garage Fonts Type Foundry
www.garagefonts.com
info@garagefonts.com
800.681.9375
Mistic Art
Stylized Sans Serif |
Condensed | Light Weight |
Garage Fonts Type Foundry
www.garagefonts.com
info@garagefonts.com
800.681.9375
Aurelius Regular
Stylized Serif |
Extra Condensed |
Light Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Wet
Stylized Sans Serif |
Erratic Weight |
Garage Fonts Type Foundry
www.garagefonts.com
info@garagefonts.com
800.681.9375
Waterproof
Graphic | Erratic Weight |
Erratic Baseline |
Garage Fonts Type Foundry
www.garagefonts.com
info@garagefonts.com
800.681.9375
122
D
D
t
D
D
D
D
4 TSF_CNCPT 1_090–125_5C.qxd 8/16/05 9:05 PM Page 122
(Provision) Type Style Finder
CL905.042 / 4108
Type Style Finder
Two Four Two
Stylized Sans Serif |
Light Weight |
Garage Fonts Type Foundry
www.garagefonts.com
info@garagefonts.com
800.681.9375
Fur Regular
Stylized Sans Serif |
Erratic Weight |
Rounded Contours |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Frazzle Regular
Graphic | Erratic Weight |
Outline Detail |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Byngve
TM
Std Bold
Serif | Bold Weight |
Modulation | Brush Detail |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Septa Regular
Stylized Sans Serif |
Erratic Weight |
Stroke Distortion |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Feltrinelli
Script | Medium Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
123
t
D
D
D
t
D
D
D
4 TSF_CNCPT 1_090–125_5C.qxd 9/14/05 2:34 AM Page 123
(Provision) Type Style Finder
L805.130 / 4228
Concepts Organic
Task Hairy
Graphic Sans Serif |
Erratic Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Fatso Regular
Stylized Sans Serif |
Condensed | Bold Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
P22 Woodcut Sans
Graphic | Bold Weight |
Caps and Alternates |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
P22 Plymouth
Serif | Condensed |
Pronounced Contrast |
Slight Italic Posture |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
F2F Whale Tree
TM
Graphic | Erratic Weight |
Pronounced Contrast |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
P22 Aglio
Graphic | Light Weight |
Erratic Posture |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
124
D
t
D
D
TD
D
D
4 TSF_CNCPT 1_090–125_5C.qxd 8/16/05 9:05 PM Page 124

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