I need a font like this but don't know which terms to look for
I have an idea for a logo, and an idea of what the font should look like. However, I don't know how to go about describing that to find a font.
I know that the lines of the S should be parallel as well as a few other features, but don't know how I'd translate that into a search. The usual parameters of font categorisation don't cover this.
Attached a drawing of what I'm thinking, so if anyone happens to know a similar font to get me going that would be great (it should be heavier than this but this shape).
johnp already mentioned using an automated font identification tool might prove troublesome without a rendered sample, but you could always just make your own rendered sample. It doesn't have to be perfect since the auto-identifiers build in some tolerance to broaden the search. Luckily, your glyphs are easy enough to create:
WhatTheFont returns a few typefaces that are very similar to your sample.
Another auto-identification service is What Font is.
If you are looking for a font which specific features, I would recommend using font identification apps/sites based on the traits you have in mind. In your case, it would be helpful to upload your final logotype to online ID sites to find something similar.
- Identifont is a useful tool to find a typeface based on some questions on a font's anatomy.
- Using this together with MyFont's "similar" font suggestions can be helpful. MyFonts also provides a font identification app and site, though this may not be helpful in your case, unless you provide a rendered prototype.
- Fontspring also has a font id site in beta.
- If you see a typeface with similar characteristics in the wild web, Fount can help identify it.