FontShop AG, the renowned type foundry, conducted a survey based on historical relevance, sales at FontShop.com (opens in new tab), and aesthetic quality. With a few additions from the experts at Creative Bloq and Computer Arts magazine, the best fonts ever were selected for the new book, 100 Best Typefaces Ever.
Here we are counting down the 100 greatest fonts, but you can read interviews with some of the typefaces' creators, a brief history of type, the anatomy of a font, and much, much more in the book – find out how to get your copy in print or digital formats at the foot of this post.
But without further ado, here is the 68th best typeface…
68. Maison (opens in new tab)
- Timo Gaessner, 2010
Released by Berlin-Zurich-based foundry and publisher Milieu Grotesque in 2010, Maison is a monolined grotesque typeface based on a constructed principle to achieve an industrial ﬂavour, with a minimum amount of details and optical corrections. The typeface was originally designed as a monospaced grotesk for the use in the
corporate design of Thomas Bendel Architects in Berlin.
The original Maison face contains eight styles, whereas a reworked version – Maison Neue – by Timo Gaessner released in 2012 contains 12 styles, with an extended Latin character set and a variety of OpenType features.
The 100 Best Typefaces Ever(opens in new tab)
This is an extract from The 100 Best Typefaces Ever (opens in new tab), the definitive guide to the greatest fonts ever created, in association with FontShop AG. Over 180 premium pages, the book dissects the world's greatest typefaces, bringing you some insightful background on each and interviews with their creators.
You can pick up the book at all good newsagents today or order it online (opens in new tab). Or you can download a digital edition directly to your iPad from the Computer Arts app on iTunes (opens in new tab).