Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fixing Futura

[original version of Futura]

[modified version of Futura]

One of the members of Typophile, Randy Jones of Aquatoad, has been working on a revision of Futura for a client. As he has been working, he's shared reference material and some screenshots of the work. Futura was originally designed by Paul Renner in the late 1920s but has been digitized many times by different font companies. It has been one of my favorite fonts though I can see issues that can arise from its overly geometric and monoweight design. I really like the sheared tail on the j and the tail on the t that Randy has done thus far.

1 comment:

Enrico Limcaco said...

The tops of the "a"s look like Emigre's Base Monospace. Like!