Eurostile is a somewhat futuristic looking geometric sans serif typeface. Being a bit of a science fiction fan, that made it an obvious choice for my list of interesting fonts.
What does Eurostile look like?
This is what a few variants look like.
What do you use Eurostile for?
Eurostile is a nice font for headlines or displays that need to have a bit of a ‘techie’ look. Alternatives include Azbuka, Europe, Foundry Monoline and FF Max.
The history of Eurostile
Italian font designer Aldo Novarese designed Eurostile in 1962. Its design is reminiscent of the squarish television sets with rounded corners from that era. Over the years many variants were created. Linotype distributes the original version.
Some people refer to this font as ‘Eurostyle’.
Other sources of information
There is the obvious Wikipedia page but I haven’t yet dug up really interesting pages about Eurostile.