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Realist

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Sensible Now Looks Good
Realist is a straightforward typeface that speaks in a clear voice without appearing stern. Use it for corporate design, editorial work or product design. It works for all expressions where the message plays the leading role.
I’m an admirer of the effective simplicity of the humanist letterform construction and type designs of that order. These sans serif designs however, tend to be so much less sturdy compared to a typical Grotesque. Here the contrast emphasizes the vertical elements, letters are drawn more symmetrically and the shapes are often more closed — in short, more in line with the neoclassicist construction. I wanted to bring both traditions closer together by combining elements of both worlds. By choosing a typographic style, the user switches various letterforms and punctuation glyphs, which have a real impact on the overall look and feel of the typeface.
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About Realist

Designer
Martin Wenzel

Realist is a straightforward typeface that speaks in a clear voice without appearing stern. Use it for corporate design, editorial work or product design. It works for all expressions where the message plays the leading role.

Realist — Combining Grotesque and Humanist Traditions

I’m an admirer of the effective simplicity of the humanist letterform construction and type designs of that order. These sans serif designs however, tend to be so much less sturdy compared to a typical Grotesque. Here the contrast emphasizes the vertical elements, letters are drawn more symmetrically and the shapes are often more closed — in short, more in line with the neoclassicist construction. I wanted to bring both traditions closer together by combining elements of both worlds. By choosing a typographic style, the user switches various letterforms and punctuation glyphs, which have a real impact on the overall look and feel of the typeface.

Buying Options

Custom Type

Understanding and utilising our clients’ individual company values, we define the formal characteristics they wish to see reflected in their typeface and corporate design identity.