The Antenna™ design is a sans serif, rounded-end font family created by Cyrus Highsmith and released by Font Bureau in 2007. places a new emphasis on the repeat and variation of counter shapes with the spaces between characters. Influenced by the Swiss school of design's use of enclosed white shapes over linear black letters, the Antenna font remains an American design at heart. With carefully balanced strokes, it has a style to it that makes it ideal for 21st century publishing and advertising.
Cyrus Highsmith created the Antenna typeface with, at first glance, a seemingly simplistic appearance. However, on closer inspection the family clearly has intriguing features; curves of the letters are matched across both lowercase and uppercase characters, giving this typeface a uniform feel. The family contains European/East European characters sets with a full complement of Scandinavian and ligature characters. (A ligature character is where two letters of the alphabet are joined together and are often used in Germanic and Scandinavian languages.)
Because the Antenna design does not feature any descenders or ascenders – all numerals are of even height and are the same height as the capitals. This makes the numerical characters highly suitable for spreadsheet use.
Spanning seven weights in four widths including compressed and condensed versions and matching italics, the Antenna font contains enough variety to warrant every use from the quietest text to the noisiest headline, yet each weight is designed to work seamlessly with the others. From the compressed thin weight's tall, narrow strokes through the black weight's corpulent presence, the Antenna font family is a super family at any frequency and in any language.
The Antenna font family is extensive, so it has lent itself to a wide variety of publishing applications; magazines and newspapers commonly utilize the typefaces. Because there are so many weights and styles available (currently 56), the Antenna type family has also made frequent appearances in many advertising campaigns and online media. Newspapers and magazines such as the San Francisco Chronicle, Sports Illustrated and Kenya’s Daily Nation all use the Antenna design to great effect for both headlines and copy.
Licenses for desktop fonts
A typical desktop font EULA will allow you to install the font on your computer for use with authoring tools including word processors, design tools and other applications that permit font selection. Fonts can also be used for creation of print documents, static images (JPEG, TIFF, PNG) and logos. The cost of a desktop font license is determined by the number of workstations on which the font is to be used.View the desktop EULA for this family
Licenses for Fonts.com Web Fonts subscriptions
The Fonts.com Web Fonts license provides access to a selection of fonts for use on websites for use with CSS@font-face. Font delivery from our global network is available through all subscriptions – even our free plan. Some plans include the option to self-host, access to desktop fonts, and use of our FontExplorer X font manager and Typecast design application. The price of a plan is determined by its pageview allowance and other features included.View the Fonts.com Web Fonts subscription license agreement
Licenses for mobile apps
A mobile app license permits the embedding of the font into the iOS, Android or Windows RT mobile platforms. Licenses are platform-specific meaning a separate license is required for each platform the font is embedded into. Licenses remain valid for the total operating life of the app and a new license is not required to cover free updates to the app.Learn more about licenses for mobile apps
Licenses for electronic publications (eBooks)
An electronic publication license can be used for the embedding of fonts into electronic documents including e-books, e-magazines and e-newspapers. A license covers only a single title but is valid for the full operating life of that title. Every issue of an e-magazine, e-newspaper or other form of e-periodical is considered a separate, new publication. Format variations do not count as separate publications. If a publication is updated and distributed to existing users, a new license is not required. However, updated versions issued to new customers are defined as new publications and require a separate license.Learn more about licenses for eBooks
Server licenses authorize the installation of a font on a server that is accessed by remote users or website visitors. These licenses are commonly used by Web-based businesses providing goods that are personalized by its users such as business cards, images with captions and personalized merchandise. Users are not allowed to download the font file and the font may not be used outside the server environment. The font may not be employed for a software as a service (SaaS) application in which the service is the actual product and not the means of providing the product. Server licenses cover a set number of CPU cores on production servers (development servers are not counted) on which the font is installed. The license is valid for 1 year.Learn more about server licenses