Have you noticed it too? High contrast sans serif fonts are fast becoming really fashionable. They used to be quite popular in 1950’s advertising, but weren’t seen much after that. That is, until now.
I have noticed an increase in the number of contrasted sans in the market in the past few months, as well as in the number of pins in Pinterest. Naturally, I had to roundup my favorites. Here they are, in no particular order:
(ok so this is probably my favorite, because it’s the most glamorous of all. I used this for internet comedian Christina Wolfgram‘s logo, which is just gorgeous, if I may say so myself.)
Cordaro only has 2 weights, but is so perfectly balanced and stylish as to be classic.
Cotoris is the second typeface I noticed, after Chloe. The designer describes it as a “glyphic” sans serif.
One of the oldest ones in this set (designed in 2000), this is a classic, and very reminiscent of Optima, but with greater contrast.
Quiche features ball terminals and angles stems. It’s like a sans serif version of didones, which looks really sophisticated.
Ravensara has 7 font weights, so you can go from minimalist to glam. The slight curve in the uppercase R is gorgeous!
Let me know what your favorite is! Which one would you consider using?
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