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Neutraface Font is a geometric sans-serif typeface designed by Christian Schwartz for House Industries, an American digital typeface foundry. It was influenced by the work of architect Richard Neutra and was developed with the help of Neutra's son and former partner, Dion Neutra.

Neutraface was designed by Christian Schwartz for a year with the art direction assistance of Ken Barber and Andy Cruz. It was the result of a project initiated by Schwartz to design "the most typographically complete geometric sans serif family," based on Richard Neutra's principles of architecture and design. The Neutraface alphabet was developed through consultation with Neutra's son and former partner, Dion Neutra, and with reference to signs on buildings designed by Neutra. Since there were limited samples of Neutra and non-minuscule signaling, much of the design was Schwartz's invention. The lowercase was influenced by Avenir, Futura, Nobel, and Tempo.
Although Neutraface was conceived as a screen and title typeface, Neutraface Text was created to complement Neutraface Display. Neutraface Text has a higher x-height than its screen counterpart and a higher line contrast.
Neutraface was originally released with the Display and Text styles. Additional weights have been posted.
Neutraface Condensed is an adaptation of Neutraface with a condensed width that Schwartz began developing as soon as he and his colleagues realized how popular the original series was. It was launched by House Industries in 2004.
Neutraface No. 2 is a review of Neutraface by Schwartz in response to what he perceived as a demand for a "more 'normal'" Neutraface. Schwartz describes it as a "director's cut" from the original typeface, the main change being its raised crossbars, which reduces the eccentricity of the design and increases its suitability for body text. Neutraface No. 2 was released by House Industries in 2007. The family also included an online face.
Neutraface Slab is a derivative of Neutraface in a slab serif style, following the geometric slab-serif style popular in the interwar period. The concept originated as a joke, but when Schwartz proposed the idea to House Industries, they convinced him to go ahead with the concept. Neutraface Slab development by Schwartz, Kai Bernau, and Susana Carvalho began in 2005 and was launched by House Industries in 2009 in text and display weights.

About Neutraface Font

NameNeutraface Font
StyleGeometric, sans-serif
DesignerChristian Schwartz
File FormatOTF, TTF
Font LicenceFree For Personal And Commercial Use.
TypeFree Version.

Neutraface Font Uses

Neutraface on the Shake Shack logo.
Neutraface is widely used, and Schwartz has commented, "I can't leave my apartment without running into an ad for a new condo development that uses it, or a restaurant, or a new cookbook." Some examples of the use of Neutraface are in the signage of the Shake Shack chain in New York City, the book covers of Taschen's Movie Icons series, the advertising material of Wendy's fast-food restaurants, and the posters of films. For example, it was used for the title of the 2005 remake of House of Wax and the 2008 film Quantum of Solace. Neutraface was also used in both the intro and outing of the 2005 movie Robots.
Neutraface was also the subject of a parody video of Lady Gaga's song "Poker Face" on YouTube, titled "Neutra Face: An Ode On A Typeface."
When asked why Neutraface became popular, Schwartz commented: "I guess it was normal enough and different enough ... a House font that you could buy and your boss would let you use. You can only do so much with Rat Fink fonts.


AUTOMATIC LOWER CASE If you specify “Small Caps,” InDesign and Photoshop will automatically substitute true lowercase characters, as well as corresponding figures and punctuation, for any * lowercase * characters.
Neutraface Text Alternatives Neutraface text contains several stylistic alternate characters.
LIGATURES This feature is enabled by default. It will replace a long list of ligatures "f" and "t". For example, open InDesign or Photoshop and type "ff" or "tt."
Neutraface display alternatives The Neutraface display contains several stylistic alternate characters useful when a purely geometric configuration is desired.

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Neutraface Font Family

  7. Neutraface Text Light
  8. Neutraface Text Light Italic
  9. Neutraface Text Book
  10. Neutraface Text Book Italic
  11. Neutraface Text Demi
  12. Neutraface Text Demi Italic
  13. Neutraface Text Bold
  14. Neutraface Text Bold Italic

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