T-Star Typeface


Every now and again a con­densed type­face comes around that sim­ply knocks my socks off. T-Star by designer Michael Mis­chler is one of them. Orig­i­nally designed for the book Los Logos, T-Star is a con­densed sans-serif that fea­tures 9 weights and some inter­est­ing details like the Q. I love how sim­ple and light the face feels overall.

You can check out the spec­i­men here.    

6 Comments on "T-Star Typeface"

  • It’s nice enough but that Q gets me. Blown opportunity.

  • T-Star is def­i­nitely one of the more suc­cess­ful type­faces from the recent trend in strict geom­e­try. It doesn’t make the com­mon mis­takes found in more ama­teur­ish attempts in the genre (though I do agree with Khoi on the Q).

    Here’s bet­ter link to the full fam­ily which includes the cousin: T-Star Mono Round.

  • Stephen, agree and that was a great read. Thanks for link­ing. I do find the Q inter­est­ing but it does make you won­der how it works at a small size.

  • Paul says

    I too am skep­ti­cal about that Q. You can see already that it will visu­ally “fill in” at the bot­tom, espe­cially at small sizes. Sub­tle ink traps or sim­ply a redesign might alle­vi­ate it.

    There is some­thing quaint and lovely about that /f/…

    all and all great work!

  • I per­son­ally pre­fer the Mono Round design — it zigs where the other one zags.

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