Telefon 3 styles
The Telefon family is an amalgamation of commercial lettering and machine-produced letterforms from a bygone era, a craftsman’s workhorse and a geometric monolinear sans serif. Judging by its name alone, Telefon hails from the seven die cut capital letters that marked the side of architect Georg Fredrik Fastings eponymous red telephone booths in Norway. Though these letters sparked the idea, the Telefon typeface is so much more. Unlike most competitors – it doesn’t fall flat at text sizes. Compared to typefaces like Futura, Telefon's proportions are less severe, the corners are softer, plus the two-storey ‘a’ and the rather loose spacing makes it useful for more than display typography. Selected by Fontshop as one of the best typefaces of 2012.