Nobel

10/Nov/11

Nobel is another geometric typeface in my top ten- found in the Amsterdam Type foundry book. Nobel is designed by Sjoerd Henrik de Roos and Dick Dooijes between 1929 and 1935.

Nobel was made 2 or 3 years after Futura and is quite similar in it’s geometric composition. The typefaces includes Extra Light which was added into the family later on.

I like Nobel because of a)its geometric properties, b) its similarities to Futura, yet it’s distinct style is still recognisable and c) because of its quirky characteristics which make it unique, such as:

a is double-storyed, the g has an open tail, and the t has a distinctive curved terminal.

Here is the font itself.

 

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