Futura font family

Overview

Kabel and Futura are birds of a feather, and both fonts seem to have been fledged between 1927 and 1930. Kabel was designed by Rudolph Koch for Klingspor, while Futura was designed by Paul Renner for Bauer. Although it started life with some very eccentric letters, particularly 'a' and 'g', the lower-case alphabet of Futura is now a shade less eccentric and more polished. As a result of this and its wider base, Futura has become the better known and more popular of the two families. The appealing spikiness of both fonts, however, makes for clean-looking headlines and text as easy to read as any sans serif face can be. By the way, if you think Futura looks like typefaces named Intertype and Spartan, you're right. At different times, different type foundries have marketed the same font under those names.

File name Futurab.ttf
Futura.ttf
Futurao.ttf
Styles & Weights Futura Bold
Futura Medium
Futura Oblique
Designers Paul Renner, 1993, (1928)
Copyright Typeface © 1992 Fundicion Tipografica Neufville, S.A., Data © 1992 URW. © 1992 Type Solutions, Inc. Portions © 1992 Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.
Font vendor URW Type Foundry
Script Tags N/A
Code pages 869 IBM Greek
437 US
Fixed pitch False

Licensing and redistribution info

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Style & weight examples

Futura Bold

Futura Bold

Futura Medium

Futura Medium

Futura Oblique

Futura Oblique