Identify this font
January 28, 2009 2:22 PM   Subscribe

What font is used for the graphic along the bottom of this page (the address)? Or, what fonts are similar?
posted by dagnyscott to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Looks like Avenida, or as I like to call it, "the Bioshock font"
posted by jbickers at 2:26 PM on January 28, 2009

Similar, but not quite the same: Anna.

You might find What The Font useful.
posted by bristolcat at 2:29 PM on January 28, 2009

According to Identifont, it's Plaza.
posted by Memo at 2:35 PM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]

also try searching online for "art deco fonts"
posted by derbs at 2:36 PM on January 28, 2009

Yeah, Avenida/Avenue/Avenir or any of those clones.

That's also a horrible application of it, even if I forgive the unforgivably bad letterspacing. Please don't use it for anything other than a title, and even then only for a 50's diner. :)
posted by rokusan at 2:45 PM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]


Dude, what are you trying to do, get into a knife fight with the Roycrofters?
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 3:09 PM on January 28, 2009 [1 favorite]

I have no idea the purpose. I got an email from my mother that said "URGENT" and the body was "What is this font?"
posted by dagnyscott at 5:55 PM on January 28, 2009

It's not quite Avenida; the crossbar of the A is in the wrong place, and the G's stem is too short. Plaza looks identical to the sample, as far as I can tell.
posted by teraflop at 7:03 PM on January 28, 2009

It matches Plaza better than the Avenida family I can find. The number forms are the easiest to see the distinction.
posted by meinvt at 7:04 PM on January 28, 2009

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