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Tusker Grotesk
Tusker Grotesk is a headline typeface designed for robust and high-impact use. The initial inspiration for Tusker came from postwar typefaces like Haettenschweiler, Impact and Helvetica Inserat which use very high x-heights.

Other influences in the condensed end of the Tusker family are old grotesques like Folio Extra Condensed, Placard Condensed and Stephenson Blake Elongated Sans No.1 with their flat terminals and closed-up apertures. Then as the widths in Tusker grow, the lettering takes some more inspiration from gothic style sans such as Inland Type's Title Gothic No.8, while maintaining the optical weight established in the narrow end of the family. 
Each width set is duplexed, stackable and is ideal for headlines, logos and bold attention-grabbing editorial design. Tusker has extended latin coverage ideal for western, central and eastern European languages.

Tusker Grotesk is available to buy on MyFonts and YouWorkForThem.

Tusker Grotesk is available to buy on MyFonts and YouWorkForThem.

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Lewis is a graduate of Reading MATD 2018-19 and now he makes custom and commercial fonts, logos and lettering for a living. He is on FutureFonts and has won awards for his Latin, Greek and Cyrillic type, and has a website called East of Rome where he sells fonts and writes articles. For trial versions of fonts or to ask a question about anything at all, email him at


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