Filmotype Glenlake

Filmotype Glenlake (2007, for Filmotype) is a classic American gothic originally designed and released in 1955. Filmotype Gem is part of a range of compact sans serif fonts whose names begin with the letter “G” (a Filmotype convention). Glenlake is unique in that series, having a very rectangular look. To my eye, it looks like a forerunner to faces like Compacta, but with its own unique characteristics, such as the prominent whiplash spine on the S, Futura-like construction, and a subtle hand-lettered feel.

Weights & Styles


  • Ligatures.
  • Alternate characters.*
  • Three stylistic sets.*
  • Case-sensitive forms.*
  • Alternate superscripted dollar and cent signs.*
  • Automatic arbitrary fractions.*
  • Superscript and subscript figures.
  • Ordinals.*
  • Extended language support for most Latin-based Western and Central European languages.

* Requires an application with support for OpenType advanced typography, such as Adobe Creative Suite and QuarkXPress. Check your application’s user guide.

Filmotype Glenlake includes alternate characters, case-sensitive characters, automatic fractions and ordinals (fancy formatting for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.), superior and inferior figures, and extended language support.

Where to Buy

Desktop License

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