Venus is a grotesque that dates all the way back to 1907, making it one of the oldest sans-serif typefaces I’ve featured on Typewolf. Early sans-serifs like this tend to look like serif typefaces with the serifs hacked off. Notice how the terminals on the a and s are sheared off at a sharp angle. Venus is also considered a high-waisted design due to the high crossbar noticeable on the uppercase letters such as the H and B. If you are sick of Helvetica, then Venus is about as far from Helvetica as you can get for the grotesque genre.

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Venus Specimen

Venus Type Specimen

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Lydia Behrens
Jun 6, 2020
Fonts — Americana, Venus
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Patricia Rovzar Gallery
Fonts — Roslindale, Venus
Nov 29, 2019
Fonts — Venus, Windsor
Return of the Road Trip
Fonts — Venus, Mistral
Paper Monument
Aug 20, 2017
Fonts — Venus, Arnhem
Make it last
Jul 7, 2017
Fonts — Fournier, Venus, Windsor
Adam Widmanski
Nov 16, 2016
Fonts — Canela, Venus
Judith Cowan
Nov 10, 2016
Fonts — Venus
Kristina Bartošová
Oct 14, 2016
Fonts — Venus
The Exposed
Aug 24, 2016
Fonts — Venus, Italian Old Style
Nika Simovich
Dec 9, 2015
Fonts — Electra, Venus

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