Turbine

Technical precision that leaves a lasting impression

Designed by Felix Braden, the Neo-Grotesque with wide proportions and tight spacing is perfect for clear announcements.

14 Styles
Rag
Turbine Thin
Rag
Turbine Thin Italic
Rag
Turbine ExtraLight
Rag
Turbine ExtraLight Italic
Rag
Turbine Light
Rag
Turbine Light Italic
Rag
Turbine Regular
Rag
Turbine Italic
Rag
Turbine Medium
Rag
Turbine Medium Italic
Rag
Turbine Bold
Rag
Turbine Bold Italic
Rag
Turbine ExtraBold
Rag
Turbine ExtraBold Italic

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. — Isak Dinesen

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Story

All of Felix Braden’s typefaces have a name that is related to water. Turbine follows the aquatic theme but draws upon the more technical and mechanical aspects associated with water.

In naming this typeface, the designer from Cologne emphasizes its technical prowess and properties. The superelliptical curves (a mixture of ellipse and rectangle, also known as Lamé curve), the wide proportions, the minimal contrast and the tight spacing result in a cool appearance that is highly recognizable. It makes Turbine the perfect fit for corporate design projects and advertising campaigns, especially for clients working in engineering, technological or pharmaceutical industries.

The fine geometric feature has often been applied in architecture, urban planning, product and interior design and its application exudes a friendly, approachable appearance. And here, in Turbine it comes into play. This type of design became particularly popular in the 60s and 70s, and this look and feel spills over into Turbine, giving it a little bit of a retro feel. However, less ‘retro’ in the nostalgic sense and more in the futuristic and confidence-inspiring sense, because its suitability for the here and now is without question.

The very open forms of this Neo-Grotesque achieve a significantly higher legibility and elegance compared to older typefaces of this type. Turbine’s preferred partners are slab serifs, especially Clarendon-like ones such as Bookman, Sentinel or Pulpo. But also narrow-running sans-serifs like Ika Compact are a suitable counterpart to our technical-looking Turbine.

Fictitious use-cases

Turbine Mockup

Turbine Mockup

Turbine Mockup
Turbine Mockup
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Arrows & Shapes

Ligatures

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Greek

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Languages

Afrikaans
Albanian
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In The Wild
Credits & Details
Mastering, Production

Andreas Frohloff
Christoph Koeberlin

Marketing

Felix Braden (naming, graphic design)
Ivo Gabrowitsch (copywriting, imagery, specimen)
Lucy Beckley (English translation)
Jana Kühl (imagery)

Design Period
2013–2020
Release Date
July 20, 2020
Recommended Use

Advertising & Packaging
Film & TV
Logo, Branding & CI
Poster & Billboards
Software & Gaming
Sports