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Racing Sans

Around 1860 (100 years before Helvetica and Univers) the very first Sans Serif typefaces to include lowercase letters used to have very high contrast (the difference between thick and thin lines), as they were created based on serif typefaces of the time.

As the genre evolved, the fashion was to create 'monoline' sans, of very little contrast.
Today, high contrast sans are very rare, and only a few are successful.

While digging in old specimens, we found three that immediately caught our attention:
Doric Italic and Taylor Gothic from American Type Founders (1897), and Charter Oak from Keystone Type Foundry of Philadelphia (1906).

We designed a new high contrast sans, paying tribute to this somewhat forgotten genre.

Project Members: PabloImpallari, RodrigoFuenzalida

Project Updates:

RacingSans One v1.1 Released

June 22, 2012 at 6:12 am by PabloImpallari

RacingSans One v1.0 Released

May 29, 2012 at 11:05 am by PabloImpallari

Beta 12 available for download and review

May 23, 2012 at 7:13 am by PabloImpallari

2 comments

Beta 10 available for download and review

April 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm by RodrigoFuenzalida

Beta 04 available for download and review

April 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm by RodrigoFuenzalida

5 comments

Beta 03 available for download and review

April 4, 2012 at 5:16 am by PabloImpallari

Beta 02 available for download and review

April 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm by RodrigoFuenzalida

Project Photos:

RacingSans One v.1

Beta 10

Beta 3

Beta 1

Script:

Numbers:

Sans:

  • Cabin 8 Styles
  • Cabin Condensed 4 Styles
  • Dosis 7 Styles
  • Encode Sans 45 Styles
  • Quattrocento Sans 4 Styles
  • Racing Sans
  • Raleway Family 18 Styles

Serif:

  • Domine 2 Styles
  • Hermeneus
  • Libre Baskerville 3 Styles
  • Libre Caslon Text 3 Styles
  • Quattrocento 2 Styles

Display:

  • Cabin Sketch 2 Styles
  • Cantora
  • Life Savers 2 Styles
  • Milonga
  • Miltonian 2 Styles
  • New Rocker
  • Poetsen
  • Raleway Dots
  • Ranchers
  • Sniglet 2 Styles