10+ Alternatives similar to the font DIN — Frank derFrankie Neulichedl

10+ Alternatives similar to the font DIN

The font DIN typeface family is inspired by the classic industrial German engineering designs, DIN 1451 Engschrift and DIN 1451 Mittelschrift. This font comes since 1995 from two different foundries. While Linotype has the original designs Fontshop made their interpretation with the aid of Albert-Jan Pool under the name FF DIN. FF DIN became quite popular because it had a few more widths and was optimized for graphic design. Linotype on the other hand just launched their new DIN interpretation called DIN Next under the direction of Akira Kobayashi. In this new interpretation you find 25 fonts and 7 weights. An impressive re-work with many additional features. Find out more on the official website of Linotype.

While this are good news in the tradition of this series I've looked around the foundries to find some other alternatives and found some interesting ones. So enjoy.


from Linotype (www.linotype.com)

Top Alternatives



Gotham (www.typography.com)

Runners up



Flama (www.vllg.com)

Apex Sans (www.vllg.com)

FF Utility (www.fontshop.de)

Brauer Neue (www.lineto.com)

FF Netto (www.fontshop.de)

Notes (www.primetype.com)

Update November 2014 - New Entries every Week

Wedding Sans

Fine Font with lots of variants and cuts - get it here http://www.typecuts.com/fonts.php?f=3


Heron Sans

Font Bureau Heron Sans is steadfast and no-nonsense, Heron is always ready to go to work. It began with a Joe Heroun commission for Men’s Health inspired by industrial, machine-made letters. Get it here Heron Sans at MyFonts