Assalamu’alaikum, insya Allah pada tulisan kali ini, saya akan berbagi info yang semoga bermanfaat bagi teman-teman, khususnya teman-teman desainer grafis seperjuangan.

Font adalah bagian dari elemen visual yang memberi pengaruh besar terhadap karakter desain. Karena dengan pemilihan font yang tepat, seorang desainer grafis sangat terbantu dalam mengolah pesan kepada publik.

Namun juga kadang desainer grafis mengalami kesulitan dalam menemukan font yang cocok untuk desain yang dibuat, terlepas dari mood maupun skill.

Berdasarkan rating dan pengalaman, saya share sejumlah font yang dinilai cukup membantu desainer dalam berkarya. Font ini dipilih karena memiliki variant yang menawarkan banyak opsi bagi desainer grafis, yaitu:

  • Regular
  • Bold
  • Light
  • Italic
  • UPPERCASE
  • lowercase
  • Numeric
  • Symbol

Open Sans

Open Sans is a humanist sans serif typeface designed by Steve Matteson, Type Director of Ascender Corp. This version contains the complete 897 character set, which includes the standard ISO Latin 1, Latin CE, Greek and Cyrillic character sets.

Open Sans was designed with an upright stress, open forms and a neutral, yet friendly appearance. It was optimized for print, web, and mobile interfaces, and has excellent legibility characteristics in its letterforms. A few condensed styles are also available.

Roboto

Roboto has a dual nature. It has a mechanical skeleton and the forms are largely geometric. At the same time, the font features friendly and open curves. While some grotesks distort their letterforms to force a rigid rhythm, Roboto doesn’t compromise, allowing letters to be settled into their natural width.

This makes for a more natural reading rhythm more commonly found in humanist and serif types.

This is the normal family, which can be used alongside the Roboto Condensed family and the Roboto Slab family.

Source Sans Pro

Source® Sans Pro, Adobe’s first open source typeface family, was designed by Paul D. Hunt. It is a sans serif typeface intended to work well in user interfaces. There is a sister family Source Serif Pro.

Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Font Family are a set of matching new libre/open fonts. The development is being funded by Canonical on behalf the wider Free Software community and the Ubuntu project. The technical font design work and implementation is being undertaken by Dalton Maag.

Both the final font Truetype/OpenType files and the design files used to produce the font family are distributed under an open licence and you are expressly encouraged to experiment, modify, share and improve. The typeface is sans-serif, uses OpenType features and is manually hinted for clarity on desktop and mobile computing screens.

The scope of the Ubuntu Font Family includes all the languages used by the various Ubuntu users around the world in tune with Ubuntu’s philosophy which states that every user should be able to use their software in the language of their choice. So the Ubuntu Font Family project will be extended to cover many more written languages.

Argentum Sans

Argentum Sans is forked from the font Montserrat, version 5.001. The changes are adding a tail on lowercase ‘l’, a more traditional ‘G’, and tabularized numerals.

Argentum Sans is a ‘revival of a revival’, as the Montserrat font suffered two major changes in 2017; as a response, this project was born in January 2018.

Metropolis

A modern, geometric typeface. Open sourced, and openly available. Influenced by other popular geometric, minimalist sans-serif typefaces of the new millennium. Designed for optimal readability at small point sizes while beautiful at large point sizes. It is released under the SIL Open Font License, v1.1. Update: now with italics.

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