"Bauhaus-Style" Font Identification Guide - Part 3

OVAL

Part 3 continues the "Bauhaus-style" Font Identification Guide with the oval letterforms as noticed particularly in the shape of the "O" and "o". Other than the oval, somewhat condensed form, these are much like the other Round Sans fonts that are most like Bayer's best known design (Bauhaus) (See Introduction).

The fonts on this page all share the feature that ovals dominate the designs in the parts of letters that are usually round in the other Bauhaus-style fonts. 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: 6-26-01

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