"Bauhaus-Style" Font Identification Guide - Part 1


Part 1 begins the "Bauhaus-style" Font Identification Guide with the circular letterforms that are the most common geometric form in this Guide. The first fonts displayed here are the ones that started it all, you might say -- "ITC Bauhaus" by Ed Benguiat and Vic Caruso, based on Herbert Bayer's 1925 design (See Introduction).

The fonts on this page (and its continuation pages) all share the feature that circles dominate the designs AND there are no serifs at all. I was particularly guided by the upper case "G" in placing some fonts in this group, rather than Curved. Some of the fonts shown in Part 6 (CURVED) are also included here, because they share many of the same features, and might not be recognized as having the partial circle as a design feature in the "G" and some other letters. It is my subjective judgement to group these fonts together.

The complete "Bauhaus-Style" Font Identification Guide consists of the Introduction followed by seven parts that separate the type faces according to their dominant geometric and/or typographic design features.

The seven parts are:

Part 1: Round Sans; Part 2: Round Semisans; Part 3: Oval; Part 4: Oblong; Part 5: Squared;
Part 6: Curved; and Part 7: Uncial

I welcome your comments, as well as suggestions for other faces to be included in this Guide. - Mike Yanega

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Date of this page version: 12-23-09

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