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.

Licensing note: Filmotype Glenlake is owned by Font Diner and uses the Font Diner end user license, not mine. You can view the license here. There is also an FAQ about it here.

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

Additional Information