I’m a big fan of the Eurostile font, it’s easy to read and I enjoy its lack of serifs. The letters are casual and sophisticated, making it suitable for both logo and text. Designers like euro style because its width- oriented proportions and special extended cuts make it legible in any size and weight. Eurostile has an attitude and authority of its own and provides impact in whatever messages it’s representing.
Eurostile was born in 1962 in one of the most esteemed Italian foundries of its time, Nebiolo in Turin, Italy. Draftsman Aldo Novarese was inspired by the Microgramma font, which was designed specifically for sign making and exclusively in capital letters. Although Microgramms was extremely popular with designers, Aldo saw its lack of lowercase letters as a flaw and rendered it into Eurostile, which would be suitable for text.
You’ve seen Eurostile before on a fairly regular basis, just check out your wallet! Eurostile is the font used on Canadian bank note currency. It is also featured as the main interface font for many videogames, including Halo, Final Fantasy xiii and its sequel, as well as most of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. Have you ever gotten into trouble with the law in Europe? If so, you may or may not have noticed Eurostile on the police vehicle. Furthermore, if you’re a San Antonio Spurs fan, then you’ve seen Eurostile scrawled across the jerseys of their players.
Here’s a more detailed review into all the different styles of Eurostile.