Compacta (typeface)

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Compacta typeface specimen.png
Category Sans-serif
Designer(s) Fred Lambert
Foundry Letraset
Date created 1963
Variations Light, Regular, Italic, Bold, Black[1]

Compacta is a condensed sans-serif typeface designed by Fred Lambert.[2] It was used on-screen by NBC Sports from 1991–95, in the TV series Baywatch, the logotype to Devo's 2010 album Something for Everybody,[3] and in the logo of Team Fortress 2. This font is also used by Portishead and The KLF on all their albums. It is visually similar to the typefaces Impact and Haettenschweiler, though Compacta has a distinctively square shape in comparison.


  1. ^ "Download Compacta font family". Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Compacta - Webfont & Desktop font". Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  3. ^ "Images for Devo - Something for Everybody". Retrieved 2013-05-02.