Syntax® Next font family


Designed by Hans Eduard Meier in 2000

About Syntax® Next font family

Syntax was designed by Swiss typographer Hans Eduard Meier, and issued in 1968 by the D. Stempel AG type foundry as their last hot metal type family. Meier used an unusual rationale in the design of this sans serif typeface; it has the shapes of humanist letters or oldstyle types (such as Sabon), but with a modified monoline treatment. The original drawings were done in 1954; first by writing the letters with a brush, then redrawing their essential linear forms, and finally adding balanced amounts of weight to the skeletons to produce optically monoline letterforms. Meier wanted to subtly express the rhythmical dynamism of written letters and at the same time produce a legible sans serif typeface. This theme was supported by using a very slight slope in the roman, tall ascenders, terminals at right angles to stroke direction, caps with classical proportions, and the humanist style a and g. The original foundry metal type was digitized in 1989 to make this family of four romans and one italic. Meier completely reworked Syntax in 2000, completing an expanded and improved font family that is available exclusively from Linotype GmbH as Linotype Syntax. In 2009 the typeface family was renamed into a more logical naming of "Syntax Next" to fit better in the Platinum Collection naming."
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Syntax Next

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Light
Syntax® Next Light
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Light Italic
Syntax® Next Light Italic
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Regular
Syntax® Next Regular
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Italic
Syntax® Next Italic
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Medium
Syntax® Next Medium
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Medium Italic
Syntax® Next Medium Italic
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Bold
Syntax® Next Bold
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Bold Italic
Syntax® Next Bold Italic
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Heavy Italic
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Syntax® Next Heavy Italic
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Black
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Syntax® Next Black
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Black Italic
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Syntax® Next Black Italic
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