Eurostile

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?

Eurostile typeface example

This is what a few variants look like.

Eurostile Medium
Eurostile Medium
Eurostile Demi
Eurostile Demi
Eurostile Oblique
Eurostile Oblique
Eurostile Bold
Eurostile Bold
Eurostile Bold Oblique
Eurostile Bold Oblique

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.

Trivia

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.

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