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Typefaces by Mårten Thavenius

Skilt Gothic

Skilt Gothic

In the 1920s the Danish architect, printer and designer Knud V. Engelhardt made some striking typefaces for signage. The Swedish typeface designer Mårten Thavenius used some structural elements from the work of Engelhardt when he designed Skilt Gothic—a typeface to be used for display and text settings in the 21st century.

Skilt Gothic comes in nine weights—thin, light, regular, medium, semibold, bold, extrabold, black and ultra—in roman and italic respectively. A wide range of glyph alternatives are accessible through OpenType features. Skilt Gothic has support for more than 48 languages.

Try or buy Skilt Gothic from Fontspring.

Download the Skilt Gothic specimen (pdf, ~2.5mb). The 21 page specimen includes a Skilt Gothic presentation, text samples and the full glyph set.

Aptifer Sans

Aptifer Sans

Aptifer Sans is the sans serif part of the Aptifer families designed by Marten Thavenius and released by Linotype.

A heritage from two design traditions can be seen in Aptifer. One is the robust American gothic typefaces, like M. F. Benton’s, from around 1900. This is combined with the openness and legibility that comes from the humanist tradition.

Aptifer comes in seven weights–thin, light, regular, medium, semibold, bold and black–in roman and italic respectively. A wide range of glyph alternatives are accessible through OpenType features including small caps, ligatures, lower- and uppercase ordinals, case specific glyphs, and eight sets of figures. You will also find two sets of arrows and other handy symbols in the fonts. Aptifer has support for more than 48 languages.

Aptifer Sans is part of the Linotype Originals Library and can be purchased online from Linotype and Fonts.com.

Download the Aptifer specimen (pdf, 1250kb). The 36 page specimen includes both Aptifer Sans and Aptifer Slab presentations.

Aptifer Slab

Aptifer Slab

Aptifer Slab is the slab serif part of the Aptifer families designed by Mårten Thavenius and released by Linotype.

As a wedge slab serif, Aptifer Slab is a little bit more eye-catching than Aptifer Sans although they share the same basic skeletons and stroke contrast as well as the vertical stress.

Aptifer Slab is part of the Linotype Originals Library and can be purchased online from Linotype and Fonts.com.

Download the Aptifer specimen (pdf, 1250kb). The 36 page specimen includes both Aptifer Sans and Aptifer Slab presentations.

Rattlescript

Rattlescript

Rattlescript was inspired by the handwriting in old Belgian comic albums. The typeface has four weights: light, normal, medium and bold, each available in roman and italic, including small caps.

Rattlescript is part of the FontFont Library and can be purchased online from FontFont, FontShop and Fonts.com.