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Montserrat

Montserrat font

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Licensed as: SIL Open Font License (OFL)

The old posters and signs in the traditional neighborhood of Buenos Aires called Montserrat inspired me to design a typeface that rescues the beauty of urban typography from the first half of the twentieth century. The goal is to rescue what is in Montserrat and set it free, under a free, libre and open source license, the SIL Open Font License.

As urban development changes this place, it will never return to its original form and loses forever the designs that are so special and unique. To draw the letters, I rely on examples of lettering in the urban space. Each selected example produces its own variants in length, width and height proportions, each adding to the Montserrat family. The old typographies and canopies are irretrievable when they are replaced.

There are other revivals, but those do not stay close to the originals. The letters that inspired this project have work, dedication, care, color, contrast, light and life, day and night! These are the types that make the city look so beautiful.

This is the Regular family, and it has two sister families so far, Alternates and Subrayada families. Many of the letterforms are special in the Alternates family, while .

Updated in September 2012.

80pt
Montserrat-Regular
Montserrat-Regular.ttf Montserrat-Regular (Version 2.001)View Font Info 257 characters — View All
Montserrat-Bold
Montserrat-Bold.ttf Montserrat-Bold (Version 2.001)View Font Info 257 characters — View All

5 Comments

  • WolfLambert
    One of my ultimate favorite fonts! @fontspace Add the alts too please!
  • Nate547
    Oh... snap... Is it just me or is this the 2nd-most awesome sans ever (behind Ubuntu Bold o/c smiley-wink
  • rolandhuse
    this is great! smiley
  • HEy guys I also have a font , you can see and download it if you like , maybe can post some comments if yo like smiley-grin
  • dougbutner
    AMAZING! How have I gotten this far in life without this font?? Great work, the bold is exactly what I was looking for!
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Copyright

License

This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1. This license is available with a FAQ at: http://scripts.sil.org/OFL

Designer

Julieta Ulanovsky

Version

Version 2.001

Trademark

Montserrat is a trademark of Julieta Ulanovsky.

Vendor

Julieta Ulanovsky

Copyright

License

This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1. This license is available with a FAQ at: http://scripts.sil.org/OFL

Designer

Julieta Ulanovsky

Version

Version 2.001

Trademark

Montserrat is a trademark of Julieta Ulanovsky.

Vendor

Julieta Ulanovsky