AKA Nobel Antieke. An adaptation of Berthold-Grotesk, revised to bring it more in line with Futura. [Dutch typefounders’ specimens]
“Nobel offers personal variations on strict Bauhaus geometry. In 1929, three years after the Futura release, Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos at Amsterdam explored alternative character sets to enliven basic Futura forms. The Nobel series was designed for Font Bureau by Tobias Frere-Jones, who fondly views Nobel as ‘Futura cooked in dirty pots & pans.’ The Extra Lights were added by Cyrus Highsmith & Dyana Weissman” — Font Bureau 1993–2003
See also DTL Nobel.
“Origins of Common UI Symbols”, Shuffle Magazine Edition2013
- Shuffle Magazine
Contributed by Stephen Coles