Filmotype Gem (2011, for Filmotype) was originally designed and released in the 1950s. It is an “all caps” design. Filmotype Gem is part of a range of compact sans serif fonts whose names begin with the letter “G” (a Filmotype convention) that have much in common with Futura—the one-story a, the round dots, the simplified t and u. If there were such a thing as Futura Compressed, it would look a lot like this. Gem has its own unique characteristics, such as the prominent whiplash spine on the S and its subtle hand-lettered feel.
Weights & Styles
- Alternate superscripted dollar and cent signs.*
- Automatic arbitrary fractions.*
- Superscript and subscript figures.
- 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.