sans serif : The Type Desk

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To Helvetica and Back — 77 Years →

Alternatives to Helvetica have always been around, in fact even before Helvetica was around.

LH Line1 Sans, Opensource Free Font by Lufthamn Studio →

Lufthamn Studio’s opensource (free) sans serif typeface.

Capucine by Process Type Foundry →

“Although Capucine defies traditional categorization, it sits in a genre we are drawn to as users of type: a face with distinct personality able to straddle the worlds of both text and display with ease. In this context it should come as no surprise that its designer was born and raised in France, a country whose type history is rich with successful instances of such attempts. From Auriol and Grasset – typefaces that became symbolic of the Art Nouveau style – to the iconic designs of Roger Excoffon in the 1950s and 60s, French type designers have often tried to fulfill the requirements of efficient text setting while retaining a gestural quality. Like many of its French predecessors, Capucine is driven by the eye rather than geometrical dogma, bringing a warmth and liveliness to the page.”

Serif vs. Sans Serif →

Serifs or no serifs? What’s your vote? Sans serif type is superior for legibility and should be used whenever possible before using serif type. Visually, serif type is more appealing than sans serif type. Affording more opportunities, it should be used in place of sans serif type whenever possible. Both serif and sans serif type can […]