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Type Style Finder by Timothy Samara

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Young
Adults
Stylistically, typefaces that appeal to young adults are all over the place—
much like the age group itself. One defining attribute that binds them
together, however, is their pronounced difference from styles that are plain,
austere, or conventional in any way. Younger teens respond to faces with
dramatic proportional changes, bold weights, abstract detailing—such as
patterns, geometric shape inclusions, curlicues, oddly shaped slab serifs,
and so on—and faces that appear unstable. Within this category, type
styles that are appear drawn or manipulated by hand mirror young adults’
search for identity and convey a sense of impropriety or non-schoolishness.
Older teens, as they evolve into maturity, respond to faces of slightly more
conventional structure but with sharper and somewhat less pronounced
detailing than those associated with younger teens. Faces that are derived
from classical type but that have been distorted or otherwise visually
compromised, as well as those that are extremely experimental in structure,
appeal to young adults’ sense of rebellion, and their efforts to separate
their identities from those of their parents.
Yo, that’s cool, dawg! Young adults, from early teenagers to pre-college
age, are increasingly independent and looking to establish their identities
as adults, experimenting and rebelling. Typography and color targeted
at adolescents is expressive, irreverent, and always cool.
Event Poster top,
and detail, bottom
Modern Dog Design Co.
Junichi Tsuneoka
Seattle USA
Age Groups
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Linotype GlassFlag
TM
Regular
Graphic Sans Serif |
Medium Weight | Extended |
Stroke Distortion |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Princetown
TM
Slab Serif | Bold Weight |
Heavy Outline Detail | Angled
Curve Structure |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
JY Raj Extra Bold
Sans Serif | Bold Weight |
JY&A Fonts
www.jyanet.com/fonts
DIN 1451 EngSchrift
Sans Serif | Medium Weight |
Condensed |
Squared Shoulders |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
F2F BoneR
TM
Book
Graphic | Erratic Weight and
Contrast | Extreme Italic
Posture | Stroke Distortion |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Domestos Serif
Serif | Moderate Contrast |
Medium Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
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Age Groups Young Adults
Linotype Rezident
TM
One
Sans Serif | Light Weight |
Condensed | Abrupt Joints and
Angles | Slight Italic Posture |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Metropolitan
Stylized Sans Serif | Lesser
Contrast | Condensed |
Medium Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Linotype Authentic
TM
Small Serif Medium
Serif | Bold Weight |
Condensed |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Napier Regular
Stylized Sans Serif | Moderate
Contrast | Condensed |
Medium Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Linotype Authentic
TM
Serif Medium
Slab Serif | Bold Weight |
Condensed |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Metamorphosis Regular
Stylized Serif | Moderate
Contrast | Medium Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
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Compacta
TM
Light
Sans Serif | Bold Weight |
Ultra-Condensed |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Idyll
Sans Serif | Uniform
Medium Weight | Unicase
with Alternates |
The Chank Company
www.chank.com
friendlyfolks@chank.com
877.GO.CHANK
Behaviour Good
Stylized Sans Serif | Moderate
Contrast | Pronounced Cross-
Strokes | Medium Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
F2F Czykago
TM
Semi Serif
Slab Serif | Bold Weight |
Moderate Contrast
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
F2F MadZine
TM
Script
Serif-Script Hybrid |
Bold Weight | Erratic Weight |
Modulation |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Basic
Stylized Sans Serif | Uniform
Light Weight | Condensed |
The Chank Company
www.chank.com
friendlyfolks@chank.com
877.GO.CHANK
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Age Groups Young Adults
Linotype Kaliber
TM
Bold
Sans Serif | Bold Weight |
Squared Curves | Condensed |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Mechanic Gothic
Stylized Sans Serif |
Bold Weight | Condensed |
Moderate Contrast |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Quartan
TM
Std Book
Sans Serif | Medium Weight |
Unicase | Slightly Extended |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Betabet Sans
Stylized Sans Serif | Moderate
Contrast | Medium Weight |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
Green
TM
Sans Serif | Semibold Weight |
Erratic Contrast and Modulation
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
F-Groove 76
Graphic | Bold Weight |
Multiple Inline |
T.26 Digital Type Foundry
www.t26.com
info@t26.com
888.T26.FONT
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