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Bestselling Fonts of all times

FB Agenda – recommended for Newspaper, Magazine, Web and Corporate use
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Designed by Greg Thompson, Agenda offers a high-style alternative to the contemporary Swiss sans. Agenda is a fresh humanist sanserif inspired by Edward Johnston’s magnificent London Underground face, drawn in 1916. Italics in particular are vital styles of their own, forming interesting alternatives to customary sloped romans. Large and capable, the series offers fifty-two versions of the design.

Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ – an excellent choice for headlines requiring heavily-weighted strokes
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H. Berthold first published Akzidenz-Grotesk in 1896. The design originates from the type used in Germany by job-setters and trade printers of earlier centuries.This early sans serif preceded the first weight of Helvetica by over 40 years. Throughout the years, H. Berthold has expanded this extremely popular and versatile family. AG Super was developed in 1968 by Günter Gerhard Lange and is an excellent choice for headlines requiring heavily-weighted strokes.

Linotype Avenir – harmonious looking for both texts and headlines
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Adrian Frutiger designed Avenir in 1988, after years of having an interest in sans serif typefaces. In an interview with Linotype, he said he felt an obligation to design a linear sans in the tradition of Erbar and Futura, but to also make use of the experience and stylistic developments of the twentieth century.The word Avenir means “future” in French and hints that the typeface owes some of its interpretation to Futura. But unlike Futura , Avenir is not purely geometric; it has vertical strokes that are thicker than the horizontals, an “o” that is not a perfect circle, and shortened ascenders. These nuances aid in legibility and give Avenir a harmonious and sensible appearance for both texts and headlines.

FB Benton Sans – recommended for Newspaper, Magazine, Book and Corporate use
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Developed as a re-imagining of Morris Fuller Benton’s 1908 classic, the News Gothic™ typeface family, Benton Sans retains much of the workhorse flexibility of its predecessor, while introducing new features and refinements unavailable in the original design. With a wide range of weights and styles, Benton Sans has gained popularity in publishing and many other forms of print media. Benton Sans is recommended for Newspaper, Magazine, Book and Corporate use.

Corporate A BQ
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Corporate S BQ
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Corporate S is a clean and crisp sans serif design that’s very legible and readable.
Both Corporate A and Corporate E are part of the Corporate ASE typeface trilogy designed by Prof. Kurt Weidemann, a well-known German designer and typographer, from 1985 until 1990. This superb trilogy consisting of the Corporate A (Antiqua), Corporate S (Sans Serif), and Corporate E (Egyptian) is a design program of classical quality, perfectly in tune with each other. Weidemann says: “My ASE trilogy, quite like triplets, is in perfect harmony and covers all needs of modern typography!”

DIN Next – good for use in books and magazines
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The name DIN refers to the Deutsches Institut für Normung (in English, the German Institute for Standardization). The typeface began life as the DIN Institute’s standard no. DIN 1451, published in 1931. It contained several models of standard alphabets for mechanically engraved lettering, hand-lettering, lettering stencils and printing types. These were to be used in the areas of signage, traffic signs, wayfinding, lettering on technical drawings and technical documentation.

FF Dax – ideal for advertising use, especially packaging and logo
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German type designer Hans Reichel created this sans FontFont between 1995 and 2000. The family has 36 weights, ranging from Light to Black in Condensed, Normal, and Wide (including italics) and is ideally suited for advertising and packaging, book text, editorial and publishing, logo, branding and creative industries, poster and billboards, wayfinding and signage as well as web and screen design. FF Dax provides advanced typographical support with features such as ligatures, small capitals, alternate characters, case-sensitive forms, fractions, and super- and subscript characters.

FF Din – ideal for advertising use, signage and website design
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Dutch type designer Albert-Jan Pool created this sans FontFont between 1995 and 2009.The family has 20 weights, ranging from Light to Black in Condensed and Medium (including italics) and is ideally suited for advertising and packaging, editorial and publishing, logo, branding and creative industries, poster and billboards, small text, wayfinding and signage as well as web and screen design

Frutiger – good for signage: easy recognition from a distance
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World renowned typeface designer, Adrian Frutiger, was commissioned by the Charles De Gaulle Airport near Paris in the late 1960s to develop a typeface for airport signage. Instead of adapting his previously designed Univers® family, he developed something new that would also go on to become a classic – the Frutiger® typeface. The new design was completed in 1975 and installed at the airport that same year.

Futura – a popular typographic choice to express strength, elegance, and conceptual clarity.
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Paul Renner (type designer, painter, author and teacher) sketched the original drawings and based them loosely on the simple forms of circle, triangle and square. The design office at Bauer assisted him in turning these geometric forms into a sturdy, functioning type family, and over time, Renner made changes to make the Futura fonts even more legible.

Helvetica – one of the most famous and popular in the world !
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The Helvetica® typeface is one of the most famous and popular in the world. It’s been used for every typographic project imaginable, not just because it is on virtually every computer. Helvetica is ubiquitous because it works so well. The design embodies the concept that a typeface should absolutely support the reading process – that clear communication is the primary goal of typography.

Neue Helvetica – quintessential sans serif font, timeless and neutral, and can be used for all types of communication !
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In 1983, D. Stempel AG redesigned the famous Helvetica typeface for the digital age, creating Neue Helvetica for Linotype: a self-contained font family. Today, this family consists of 51 different font weights. Neue Helvetica contains 51 different font weights. All weights are also available in Central European versions, supporting the languages of Central and Eastern Europe. Lastly, 34 weights are available in Cyrillic versions. Read more about Neue Helvetica…
Complementary fonts:
Chinese fonts that pair well with Neue Helvetica: MHei HK (Traditional Chinese), MHei PRC (Simplified Chinese).
Korean fonts that pair well with Neue Helvetica: YD Gothic 100 (Korean)

PMN Caecilia – recommended for magazines
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The PMN Caecilia® design is a slab serif font with subtle changes in line thickness, large counters (the area enclosed completely or partially by a letter), and a taller than usual base height. Because the lines of this font follow writing patterns rather than shapes, many people find this font easier to read.

Interstate – recommended for Newspaper, Magazine, Book, and Corporate use.
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Interstate continues to enjoy wide popularity on everything from advertisements, website, publications, corporate branding, television programming, product design, book covers, and more.

FF Meta
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The FF Meta® design is a sans serif, humanist-style typeface that was designed by Erik Spiekermann for the West German Post Office (Deutsche Bundespost).In 2011, FF Meta was added to the MoMA Architecture and Design Collection in New York. This FontFont is a member of the FF Meta super family, which also includes FF Meta Correspondence, FF Meta Headline, and FF Meta Serif. FF Meta is suited for advertising and packaging, book text, editorial and publishing, logo, branding and creative industries, small text as well as web and screen design.

Metro Nova – a versatile and distinctive sans serif typeface
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Metro Nova comprises seven weights, from ultra thin to extra black in regular proportions, and six weights as condensed designs. Each has an italic counterpart for a total of 26 fonts. The development of the Metro typeface began as a “design dare.” First released in 1930, Metro was the wildly popular result of a challenge to create a new, versatile and distinctive sans serif typeface for Linotype typesetters. Over 80 years later, Toshi Omagari welcomed the opportunity to update this seminal design for digital imaging. The new typeface, Metro Nova, builds on the foundation of the original Metro, preparing it perfectly for today’s taste and technology.

Museo Sans – clean geometric design style that works well in both text and display sizes
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Museo Sans is a full-featured, highly legible sans serif font family designed by Jos Buivenga. Museo Sans sports a familiar look and is based on the popular Museo serif typeface family. Museo Sans has a sturdy, low contrast, geometric design style that works well in both text and display sizes. The Museo Sans font family includes 10 fonts: 5 different weights with matching italics with Western and Central European language support. Read more about Museo Sans…

Myriad – an excellent choice for text typography that is comfortable to read.
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Designed by Robert Slimbach & Carol Twombly with Fred Brady & Christopher Slye, Myriad has a warmth and readability that result from the humanistic treatment of letter proportions and design detail. Myriad Pro’s clean open shapes, precise letter fit, and extensive kerning pairs make this unified family of roman and italic an excellent choice for text typography that is comfortable to read.

Neo Sans – ultra modern font that looks futuristic
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Designed by the British type designer Sebastian Lester. The typefaces were released by Monotype Corporation on April 19, 2004. The design concept called for a versatile, futuristic typeface that didn’t look “crude, gimmicky or ephemeral”. Read more about Neo Sans…

Scala Sans – graceful sans font, great for editorial text
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This graceful sans serif humanist font may have a recent design history, but its roots go all the way back to the late 1700s. The FF Scala Sans’ font is a companion font to the FF Scala’ font, both created by Dutch designer Martin Majoor in the early 1990s. They were designed for the Vredenberg Music Center, a concert hall in Utecht in the designer’s native Netherlands.

Soho – great for corporate identity and product branding
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Slab serif typefaces are enjoying something of a renaissance, offering versatility whether for corporate identity, product branding, text or display use. With 40 weights to choose from Soho gives designers endless possibilities from the ultra chic lines conveyed by the lighter weights to the rock solid statement made by the heavier weights.

Univers
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The Univers® typeface family is one of the most prolific grotesque sans-serif typefaces of the century. Like Helvetica®, Univers is based on 1898‘s Akzidenz-Grotesk. However, Univers is unique in that the design lacks superfluous features of any type, creating a design that is versatile and distinctive without being obstrusive. Adrian Frutiger began work on Univers in 1954, completing his design in 1957. The Univers type family has grown to 44 different weights and styles, some of which include Cyrillic characters.

The Sans – a modern classic suitable for corporate branding design
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TheSans is a modern classic. A favourite for corporate design, editorial design and new media, it comes in an astounding range of widths and weights, including a large set of hairline fonts. Read more about The Sans…

If you are interested in ordering any of these fonts, please email info@alttype.com.sg

*this font compilation is based on bestselling font reference from Linotype, Monotype, myfonts and FontShop.

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Stylized Chinese Fonts – great for branding and logo design

Featuring M Ellan, M Elle and M Razor from Chinatype Design/Monotype:

Simplified Chinese Fonts Syle

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M Elle is available in three styles – Light, Medium and XBold.
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M Razor_c
M Razor is available only in one style – XBold
To test sample text, click here.

M Ellan_c
M Ellan is available only in one style – XBold
To test sample text, click here.

More styles:

M Gentle PRC Light

M Gentle PRC Light

M Gentle PRC XBold

M Gentle PRC XBold

M Qing Hua PRC Light

M Qing Hua PRC Light

M Qing Hua PRC Semibold

M Qing Hua PRC Semibold

M J Ngai PRC

M J Ngai PRC

C J Ngai PRC Bold

C J Ngai PRC Bold

C Xing Kai PRC Bold

C Xing Kai PRC Bold

M Finance PRC Bold

M Finance PRC Bold

M Yoyo PRC

M Yoyo PRC

M Felt Pen

M Felt Pen

To order fonts, please email info@alttype.com.sg
If you would like some recommendation for pairing of Chinese & Latin typefaces, we will be happy to help too.

Vietnamese Fonts

Fonts that support Vietnamese Script

ProximaNovaCondensed

Proxima Nova Condensed

ProximaNovaExtraCondensed

Proxima Nova Extra Condensed

ProximaNovaRegular

Proxima Nova Regular

Ascender Uni

Ascender Uni

Cinecav X Casual

Cinecav X Casual

Cinecav X Sans

Cinecav X Sans

Cinecav X Script

Cinecav X Script

Cinecav X UI

Cinecav X UI

Doradani

Doradani

Droid Sans

Droid Sans

Ergo W2G

Ergo W2G

Helvetica World

Helvetica World

Palatino Linotype

Palatino Linotype

Tahoma W3G

Tahoma W3G

Verdana W3G

Verdana W3G

Please email info@alttype.com.sg if you are interested in ordering any of these fonts.

Avenir Font

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Adrian Frutiger designed Avenir™ in 1988, after years of having an interest in sans serif typefaces. Avenir means ‘future’ in French and hints that the typeface owes some of its interpretation to Futura. But unlike Futura, Avenir is not purely geometric; it has vertical strokes that are thicker than the horizontals, an “o” that is not a perfect circle, and shortened ascenders. These nuances aid in legibility and give Avenir a harmonious and sensible appearance for both texts and headlines. In 2004 Adrian Frutiger and the type director of Linotype GmbH Akira Kobayashi reworked the Avenir and created the Avenir Next for the Platinum Collection.

Avenir™ Next is a major improvement and extension to the existing Avenir. It includes new small caps, newly designed true italics, and a complete new range of condensed weights. The wide variety of possibilities for accentuation means users can now implement Avenir Next for complex typographical tasks needed in such areas as Corporate Design or in the creation of business reports.

 

A new form of an old friend: Avenir Next Rounded

In 2012, Linotype decided to issue some of the variants of Avenir® Next in Rounded versions. Working in consultation with Adrian Frutiger, Linotype’s Type Director Akira Kobayashi and the designer Sandra Winter have produced four basic weights Regular, Medium, Demi and Bold of Avenir Next Rounded with the corresponding italic versions.

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The Sans – a modern classic

The Sans™ typeface family is a humanist sans serif font that is part of a larger family of fonts designed by Berlin, Germany based designer Lucas de Groot. Since its inception in 1994, The Sans design has grown to have a large following, and is thought to be one of the most widely used sans serif typefaces on the planet.

The Sans design is part of the Thesis family, which is regarded by many people as the most comprehensive typeface family ever produced. Along with two counterparts – The Serif™ and The Mix™, the Thesis typeface family is made up of 144 separate fonts, each family in the trilogy has eight weights and each weight has six variants.

TheSans, TheMix and TheSerif.

TheSans Features- Symbols

TheSans Features: Arrows

The Sans typeface family is ideal for use both in print and digitally, on-screen. From corporate print and design to national ad campaigns, this font is adaptable to a large number of media applications, including websites and mobile text for a number of handheld devices. It has been adopted by large corporations and organizations around the world such as AOL (America Online), Spain’s major cell phone provider Movistar, North American mobile phone provider Sprint Nextel. The Dutch roadside assistance organization ANWB also uses The Sans design as its official corporate typeface.

To order The Sans, The Serif or The Mix fonts, please email info@alttype.com.sg

Museo Family – Museo, Museo Sans, Museo Slab, Museo Rounded

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Museo by Jos Buivenga

MUSEO … it all started with Dutch designer Jos Buivenga’s love for U. One day this uppercase letter U just came to him as an image in a daydream. He saw the top of both stems bended into semi-slab serifs, and from that principle, he worked out the rest of the uppercase letters.

His first intention was to make it an all-caps display font but after a few months he changed his mind. He wanted it to be a bit more versatile and added lowercase, adjusted spacing and kerning to increase legibility. The end result is a contemporary semi-slab serif font family with five weights, designated as 100,300,500,700,900. After creating the original Museo, Jos Buivenga went on to create Museo Sans, Museo Slab and Museo Rounded.

The diversity of styles within the Museo family ensures that the typeface has a wide range of potential applications.

Museo Fonts

Museo Slab

Museo Sans

Museo Rounded

Blue And Green Honey in France

A coloured honeycomb from a beehive is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France
Photographer: REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

French apiarist Frieh holds a sample of green colored honey at his home in Ribeauville. Photographer: REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

A coloured honeycomb from a beehive is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M’s candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades.