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Enso magazine homepage

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Nov 30th, 2015. Artwork published in
November 2015
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Enso is an in-house magazine by online publication platform Readymag. The logo is set in Nimbus Sans, URW’s version of Helvetica which departs from its source most visibily in the extreme weights, or in the Bold Extended where Nimbus has nearly circular (rather than squared) counters in its stick-and-ball shapes (‘bgpq’). Nimbus Sans’ feeling overall is slightly off-kilter, almost like poster woodtype, and that gives it a vintage mid-century quality. Willy Fleckhaus’ Twen comes to mind.

For text, Readymag founder and art director Anon Herasymenko chose Plain, another Neo-Grotesk, this one by François Rappo for Optimo, which might have better spacing and openness for small sizes.

Specific issues of Enso will be covered in other entries here on Fonts In Use.

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1 Comment on “Enso magazine homepage”

  1. I think the extended fonts in the Nimbus Sans family are really distinct – strong and balanced. I love enso’s use of the bold extended font. Thanks for sharing.

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