We need to talk about Eurostile. This typeface does not get a lot of love. I think this may have to do with its overuse during the 1980s and 1980s. Popular throughout the phototype-era, it was quickly digitized, and must have become part of the first wave of font families available to graphic designers after DTP began to kick-in at full swing. Not really the typeface’s fault!
Eurostile’s digitization could have been handled with more finesse. But so many of the early digital types were just quickly converted from earlier formats. Who can blame the font distributors from that time? The market had a need, and they filled it as best they could. Now we have more of a luxury of time, and Akira Kobayashi has revisited, digitally corrected, and expanded Eurostile. Learn all about Linotype’s new Eurostile Next right here.