• very traditional forms
• strongly slanted italic
• consistant proportions
• extraordinary double letters (ligatures)
• different numerals
• lower case l with a hooked “foot”
Believe it or not, there are hardly any sans serif fonts in which the lower case letter l also has the hooked form of an l.
Instead, we readers have to constantly distinguish whether we are seeing an uppercase I or a lower case l — just take a look at the word “Illinois”…
The few typefaces which include an l with a hooked “foot” were created recently such as DIN, Apex, Meta and…well, that’s it.
The ingoFont Analogue was developed for exactly this reason. The intent: To create a pretty much »ordinary«, even classical font with its most striking characteristic being the inclusion of the “crooked l.”
As a model, the »mother of all sans serifs« was used, Akzidenz Grotesk from Berthold, with its beginnings going back to the 19th century.
Analogue is so to say a new interpretation of Akzidenz Grotesk from ingoFonts. All characters — following the model — have been newly developed.
The slanted versions — it isn’t truly a real cursive font — are noticeably stronger with 13° than the italics in comparable fonts, and were given a round e with a mind of its own which distinguishes itself considerably compared to the upright characters in the overall appearance of the font.
More modern and formal solutions in detail were chosen for some of the characters, for example the way the strokes run together in sharp forms as seen in A, M, N, V and W.
The M was given lightly slanted sides; the a reflects the curves of the s; the “feet” of a, l and t match; the flared legs of K and R are slightly energized.
General proportions were carried over almost completely with no changes from Akzidenz Grotesk as well as the slanted trimming on the open forms of a, c, e, s; in comparison, C, G and S were given straight endings.
Analogue Standard as well as Analogue Pro contains many ligatures, even discretional ligatures, plus numerals for normal setting and also tabular figures with consistent widths.
Thanks to OpenType and Unicode, both versions of Analogue support all European languages including Turkish, Greek and Russian.
All in all, at first sight Analogue brings back memories of the charm of its well-known predecessor; and yet, many small differences give Analogue an unmistakable certain something...
ingoFont Analogue Pro
price: from 70,— Euro
ingoFont Analogue Standard
price: from 60,— Euro
character set: A—Z resp. a—z only
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