In early 2004, the staff and new owners of the Swiss cultural magazine Du
stuck it out with one another for a grand total of 13 days … before editor-in-chief Christian Seiler
, art directors Beat Müller
and Wendelin Hess
, and picture editor Andreas Wellnitz
handed in their notice to the publishers Niggli
. The only survivor was the typeface Lexicon, which had just been introduced by Müller and Hess.
Better than any other typeface, Lexicon
, designed by Bram de Does
in 1992, combines Swiss and Dutch typographical aspirations: economy, elegance, quality
. The font was originally intended for low resolution printers such as laser printers and newspaper printing presses. Hence it is also suitable for the purpose suggested by its name: reference works, the Bible, timetables and other text-heavy printing.
is composed of two groups of twelve fonts: Lexicon No. 1, with shorter ascenders and descenders, and Lexicon No. 2, with standard metrics. Both have the same character width and can be interchanged freely.
Henk Groot Wassink am: 7. Apr 2012
The Lexicon to me is the best typeface. It is timeless. It is modern but it also has a classical touch. NRC Handelsblad, a quality paper in the Netherlands uses this font for quite a few years. The Lexicon makes reading a pleasure. I noticed that people have familiar feeling when they see this typeface for the first time. My compliments to Bram de Does and the Enschede Font Foundry
Bilal Akbar am: 26. Dec 2012
this is good font
george am: 30. Apr 2013
Carlos Augusto am: 17. Jul 2015
Este é um teste de legibilidade com a fonte Lexikon para a editora Lexikon. Se a fonte for tão boa quanto a Nimrod é para a leitura em corpos pequenos podemos considerar sua aquisição.
eman am: 24. Sep 2015
nice font family
Magnus am: 23. Sep 2016
It looks really nice, looking forward working with it, Thanx.
john am: 28. Feb 2017
Oddy am: 15. Jun 2017
Nice font for newspaper...