GT Federal
Type Design
2008—2011


GT Federal is a typeface derived from both european and american type design. While its narrow and economic shapes are similar to american gothic typefaces, they also carry the swiss spirit of neutrality.

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The bold version has still roughly drawn shape. The stroke ending of some characters will change in bolder weights, for example the lowercase e,s and a.

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For GT Federal I wanted to have a distinct italic companion. Therefore I incorporated some humanistic traits. Although the version displayed here is still a bit too strongly emphasized for my taste...

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Some sketches of how the typeface progressed.

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