I'm trying to match existing designs and need to identify this font.
August 7, 2004 3:18 PM   Subscribe

MeFi Font Patrol: I have taken on the task of updating this website, and I need the name of the font that was used in these menu images. (More inside.)

The original designer said he used some form of Trebuchet, but if you compare a sample with this image, it's clear that they're different -- notice in the latter that the 't' and 'j' are perfectly straight, while in the former they curve. I can't seem to find any other variants of Trebuchet online -- any suggestions?
posted by tweebiscuit to Computers & Internet (14 answers total)
looks like the not-quite-futura twentieth century

that sites a better resource for questions like this than here!!
posted by c at 3:29 PM on August 7, 2004

oh and that wasnt supposed to sound condescending or anything, promise!!!
posted by c at 3:31 PM on August 7, 2004

Avant Garde Gothic.
posted by MegoSteve at 3:32 PM on August 7, 2004

not avant garde, look at the question mark.
posted by c at 3:35 PM on August 7, 2004

Yep. I saw that. You're right.
posted by MegoSteve at 3:50 PM on August 7, 2004

It isn't the plain vanilla Century Gothic that comes with Windows?
posted by birdherder at 4:03 PM on August 7, 2004

It's Futura Book. The question mark, the straight lower-case "j", are giveaways.
posted by zadcat at 4:20 PM on August 7, 2004

Response by poster: Sweet! Thank you so much.
posted by tweebiscuit at 4:31 PM on August 7, 2004

its not as refined as futura and has a lower x height than century gothic.
posted by c at 4:44 PM on August 7, 2004

For future reference... try using identifont.com first.
posted by banished at 5:34 PM on August 7, 2004

TW Cen MT, which is very similar to Futura.
posted by gramcracker at 6:44 PM on August 7, 2004

Response by poster: Wow, identifont is awesome. Thanks again, everyone.
posted by tweebiscuit at 7:01 PM on August 7, 2004

I think the Ikea catalogue and signage uses this font as well.
posted by PrinceValium at 8:15 PM on August 7, 2004

Also for future reference, you can try using What the Font? which is useful if you have a image file of the font in question.
posted by filmgoerjuan at 2:36 AM on August 8, 2004

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