Typeface with these characteristics?
May 13, 2015 10:29 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a typeface that is preferably condensed, bold, and most importantly one where the "S" and the "2" are mirrored (or at least very similar). If it is a high-end typeface, all the better. Ideas?
posted by omar.a to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Sounds like a stereotypical soviet font would fit, although for values of "high end" = "Obey poster". Example.
posted by sukeban at 12:15 AM on May 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

...and most importantly one where the "S" and the "2" are mirrored

Pretty much any typeface that intends to emulate machine type, "computer" type, LCD type, etc. are probably going to have the mirrored S and 2. Ditto for type designed to evoke a specific fee, like some of the "soviet" faces sukeban links to.

Typefaces that stand to serve a more general use generally aren't going to have the mirroring, owing to the distinctly different forms of the S and 2.

I'm not sure what you mean by "high-end typeface", though. Expensive to buy? Designed by a brand-name foundry?
posted by Thorzdad at 6:16 AM on May 14, 2015

What are you using it for? Display, body text (hopefully not), or just making a logo/wordmark?

If it's for a wordmark, I'd find something in the ballpark, then modify either the S or 2 how you want. You can get away with the same in a headline use unless you're doing lots of iterations where it gets tedious to typeset.
posted by a halcyon day at 11:05 AM on May 14, 2015

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