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font name to learn more about it and its appropriate pairings

  • 1440:

    Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press

  • 1501:

    The first italic font surfaces

  • 1798:

    The first version of Bodoni is released

  • 1800:

    Sans serif fonts are introduced

  • 1885:

    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

  • 1926:

    Gill Sans designed by Eric Gill

  • 1927:

    Creation of Futura begins

  • 1957:

    Helvetica is born

  • 1994:

    Comic Sans is designed for Microsoft

  • 1994:

    Playfair Display is released

  • 2011:

    Roboto is added to Google Fonts

  • 2011:

    Google commissions the creation of Open Sans

  • 1927:

    Google releases an open source version of EB Garamond

  • 2014:

    Josefin Sans is released


Futura

sans-serif

Futura is a geometric sans-serif typeface designed by Paul Renner. It was designed as a contribution on the New Frankfurt-project. It is based on geometric shapes that became representative of visual elements of the Bauhaus design style of 1919–33. Futura was commercially released in 1936. The lowercase has tall ascenders, which rise above the cap line. The uppercase characters present proportions similar to those of classical Roman capitals.

YEAR RELEASED

1927

DESIGNED BY

Paul Renner

INSPIRED BY

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CHARACTERS & SYMBOLS

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try it out yourself. type whatever you want below

FONT COMBINATIONS FOR Futura

Futura

&

Times New Roman


HEADER TEXT

use Futura as the header, and a light version of Times New Roman for the body text

Futura

&

Roboto


HEADER TEXT

use Futura as the header, and a light version of Roboto for the body text

Futura

&

Merriweather


HEADER TEXT

use Futura as the header, and a light version of Merriweather for the body text